AutoPets™ Opens 2018 Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship

Share Article

Litter-Robot® manufacturer offers scholarship opportunity for 3 students


Litter-Robot - Self-cleaning litter box

AutoPets is thrilled to announce the opening of the 2018 Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship. The manufacturer of the Litter-Robot®, the highly successful automatic, self-cleaning cat litter box, created the scholarship to reward inventive students with financial aid for college.

Applicants are asked to imagine that they work at AutoPets developing pet products of the future. Ideas should align with AutoPets’ fresh-eyes, open-minded approach to designing highly functional, easy-to-use products with a modern aesthetic, that make caring for your pet more enjoyable. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $1,250 scholarship, and the Second and Third Runners-up will receive $500 and $250 scholarships, respectively.

Students are prompted to come up with the next brilliant idea in pet care, be it a physical pet product (litter box, toy, leash, etc.) or software-based (app, AI, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.). They must think creatively about what products they want for their pets, either in the physical or digital world, and then work through what it would take to bring them to market.

Each submission must describe the inspiration and thought process behind the concept, why pet parents would need it, what makes the product unique, who the target market is, what the marketing and retail strategies would be, and anything else that might help sell the idea. Drawings or graphics to help illustrate the idea are welcome, but are not required.

Applicants must be current students at an accredited university, community college, certificate program, graduate school, or equivalent institute within the United States. High school students enrolling in 2018 are also eligible. Winners will be asked to submit verification of their student status.

AutoPets will accept applications through July 31, 2018. Winners will be announced late August/early September.

Learn more at

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

David Saterstad
+1 586-362-9901
Email >
since: 02/2010
Follow >
since: 07/2009
Like >

Follow us on
Visit website