Andis Names Grooming Scholarship Winner
Allison Cohen from Nyack, N.Y., recently came out on top as the 2019 winner of the Andis Groom National Scholarship. As the winner, Cohen will receive paid tuition to the Animal Behavior College (ABC)’s Pet Grooming Program.
“It is a huge honor to have been selected for the Andis Groom Nation Scholarship out of the any qualified candidates that applied,” Cohen said. “Pursuing a career working with dogs as a trainer has transformed my life, and I can’t wait to complete the Dog Grooming program with Animal Behavior College so that I can provide an even wider and more integrated range of services that will improve the lives of dogs and their families. I pledge to one day use my skills as both a trainer and groomer to help homeless dogs become more adoptable, and to help my clients, human and canine, to enjoy the best relationships possible.
“I would like to deeply thank Andis Groom Nation for this life changing award, and Animal Behavior College for their very comprehensive programs,” Cohen added. “Dogs bring so much joy into our lives and teach us so much about love, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue this fulfilling career.”
In January, officials from Andis Co., a Sturtevant, Wis.-based maker of small and large animal grooming tools, said it would continue its sponsorship of ABC and the school’s Certified Grooming Instruction Program.
Andis offered the Andis Groom Nation Scholarship to the ABC grooming program via a social media contest in late September. Applicants were asked to fill out an application to provide their information and respond to prompts based on the following criteria: entrant’s reason for wanting to be a pet groomer (50 percent), entrant’s involvement with animal-related organizations in the community (25 percent) and entrant’s previous work experience or specific skills that may be transferable to pet grooming (25 percent).