College is intense—whether it’s a race to the finish line to complete an essay or hustling to pay for textbooks. Rover is committed to helping out with an annual scholarship for current students, which takes the form of an essay contest.
For 2019, we asked them to write about how having a pet growing up helped shaped them to be the adult they are today. We read so many wonderful essays about both the positive and negative influences of technology, but ultimately chose one that made us laugh, feel connected to the author’s story and one that we wanted to read over and over!
We’re excited to introduce you to her! Meet Maddy Wilson and her dog, Molly.
Maddy will be attending King’s College in New York City this fall and is still deciding between majors. Her interests span politics, philosophy, economics, of course, creative writing.
After graduating, she’d love to find ways to combine these passions and says, “I’m really passionate about stories and have always been very opinionated about politics and doing what I can to better the world.”
Maddy is the author of two novels: Doubt The Stars, which is a self-published retelling of Romeo and Juliet, and Don’t Blame The Reckless, a young adult fantasy published by Zenith Publishing.
After reaching out to Maddy, we found out that—she too—is a dog person. “I’ve had dogs my whole life,” Maddy says. “When I was little, I had two Labradors named Lucy and Frank.”
After they passed, she didn’t know if she could do it again, until she met her dog, Molly. “Molly is a rescue, and she is certainly crazier and more wiry than Lucy and Frank were, but I can’t imagine my life without her now,” she says.
The Rover team is proud of Maddy’s many accomplishments and is excited for what’s in store for her future.
For more info on the annual Rover scholarship, see this page.