AKC Humane Fund John D. Spurling Scholarship

In celebration of the Human-Canine Bond, AKC Humane Fund is now offering the John D. Spurling Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is intended as tuition assistance for students with excellent academic record pursuing an education in a field that advances responsible pet ownership.The mission of the program to protect pets, support worthy pet-related organizations and celebrate the human-animal bond.The “AKC Humane Fund” will provide totaling $10,000 awards.

The AKC Humane Fund is committed to supporting the health and happiness of dogs across the nation. Every day, they work hard to give back to dogs on a broad and sustainable scale through education, grant making and outreach promoting responsible pet ownership.


  • Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a degree or certification program at an accredited U.S. institution
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition and will be paid directly to the institution on the student’s behalf
  • Applicants that are awarded grants must comply with a reporting process as indicated by the AKC Humane Fund

How to Apply:

To apply for the application, the applicant may download the application form from the given link: http://images.akc.org/pdf/humane_fund/Spurling-Scholarship-Application-2017.pdf

Supporting Documents:

Letters of recommendation

AKC Humane Fund John D. Spurling Scholarship

Submitting Details:

The applicant must mail the completed applications to the following addresses:

The AKC Humane Fund, Inc.The American Kennel Club 260 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10016

Financial Aid and Award Money:

In celebration of the Human-Canine Bond, the Fund awards five scholarships per year, totaling $10,000 annually, payable as tuition assistance to accredited institutions to full-time students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership.

Application Deadline:

The completed applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2017.

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