Congratulations to the 2017 Junior Scholarship Recipients

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Twenty-four exceptional students from 16 states have been awarded the AKC Junior Scholarship for 2017. The scholarships are offered to high school, college and graduate school students, and range from $500 - $2,000.

“These young men and women are dedicated not only to the sport of purebred dogs, but to their academics as well,” said Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP Sport Services. “It gives us great pleasure to reward these students with our junior scholarships. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors in their studies and involvement with dogs and The American Kennel Club.”

Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance and involvement in AKC events. They are required to submit documentation that they are members of a club and have volunteered to work, as well as, an essay detailing how they plan to stay involved in the sport of purebred dogs and with the AKC in the future.

This years’ recipients are a diverse representation of the fancy. They have accomplished a great deal in the dog world and participate in many sports, including conformation, agility, hunt tests, obedience, and more. These young men and women plan to continue to remain in the sport, as well as judge and continue their families’ breeding programs.

2017 Junior Scholarship Recipients

First Name

Last Name

State

Jennifer

Necker

NM

Rebecca

Skahan

NH

Amy

Judge

WA

Nicki

Short

WA

Megan

Quast

MN

Alexandra

Backos

PA

Annika

Dechert

WY

Annessa

Towell

OK

Amanda

Swanson

NY

Rebecca

Grinsell

FL

Shahntae

Martinez

WA

Callie

Caoua

OH

Kaitlyn

Dreese

PA

Carroll

Giese

PA

Rebekah

Woodworth

CT

John

Woodworth

CT

Mary

Lee

MS

Melissa

Rought

MI

Kara

Hinsman

IL

Miki

Hodel

MO

Diana

Chan

CT

Lauren

Hull

NY

Samantha

Van Buren

MN

Mackenzie

Jones

SC

Congratulations to all!

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