The American Kennel Club is proud to offer a Junior Showmanship Scholarship Program. The criteria for awarding the scholarships includes the following:
- applicant’s financial need;
- applicant’s academic achievement and potential;
- applicant’s involvement in the fancy;
- applicant must be a junior member or have volunteered to work for a club and provide documentation;
- applicant to provide documentation of volunteering within the past year at an AKC event should be on club stationary;
- GPA of at least 3.0 or greater
Each applicant is required to submit current school transcripts, as well as an essay including a description of his or her experiences and interests in purebred dogs, including an explanation of how the individual perceives his or her future role in the fancy.
Application can be found here.
Scholarship recipients by year