The CWCCA Junior Scholarship Competition


The March 1st Deadline has passed for 2018 applications


The contest is open to all junior members of the CWCCA (either family or individual) who have plans to continue their education after high school in any diploma or certificate program. Juniors are eligible to apply for the scholarship for the first year after graduation provided they remain members of the CWCCA

The applicant must be active in the sport of dogs. Possible activities include, but are not limited to: agility, 4-H, conformation, junior showmanship, obedience, therapy dog work.

The winner will be announced during the annual meeting at the National Specialty. Our judges, all CWCCA members, come from a variety of academic backgrounds (artists, musicians, medical professionals, academics, and attorneys) and as a committee are pleased to play an active part in the CWCCA’s recognition of the value of continuing education through this scholarship program.

**** Please note: If, due to extenuating circumstances, the winner will not be attending a post-secondary institute in the fall, the award may be delayed until the following January, after which it will be forfeited.

The application deadline is postmark March 1st

Claire Ward, Scholarship Chair
2339 40th Pl NW #105
Washington DC 20007

The application consists of the following:

  1. A cover page with name, address, DOB, phone number, e-mail address , current high school and expected date of graduation.
  2. On separate pages, without your name, please complete the following:

1 – Please list: High school GPA; class ranking; ACT/SAT scores or equivalent (if test scores are unavailable please submit a current transcript), Intended major or area of interest.

2 – Extracurricular (non-dog related) activities and volunteer work; include school, community, sports and other similar organizations/activities. Give approximate dates and duration.

3 – Academic honors – describe briefly scholastic distinctions or honors you have earned.

4 – Dog related activities including approximate dates and duration.

5 – Write an essay (approximately 500 words) addressing the following:

What have you learned from your relationship with your dog? How has this shaped the person you are now and how might this be important to you in the future?

  1. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual (not a relative) who is aware of your dog related activities. These letters should be sent directly to the committee chair on or before March 1. Be aware that the timely receipt of these recommendations is the applicant’s responsibility..

Application deadline March 1st of each year.


Address applications and questions to:

Claire Ward
Scholarship Chair
2339 40th Pl NW #105
Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 804-389-4156