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Companion Events Scholarship

The Companion Events Department is pleased to announce the creation of a $10,000 scholarship fund for students that are active in AKC Companion Events who will be attending an institution of higher education during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Definition of Companion Events:

Agility trials, obedience trials, rally trials and tracking tests.

Definition of a Higher Education Institution:

Vocational school, two-year junior college program, four-year college program, or advanced studies beyond a four-year degree.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be active in AKC Companion Events.
  • Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an institution of higher education during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The Criteria for Awarding AKC Companion Events Scholarships Include:

  • Applicant’s degree of involvement in AKC Companion Events. Examples – handler, club member, assistance in hosting events, community involvement in promoting Companion Events.
  • Applicant’s higher education goals.
  • Applicant’s financial need.
  • Applicant’s GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Extracurricular activities – school, community related, youth organizations (4-H, FFA, Scouts, etc.)

Apply for AKC Companion Events Scholarship here.

New AKC Companion Events Scholarship Program Announced! – Jan 2020

Scholarship recipients by year