GSPCA Juniors Scholarship
The German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America recognizes the importance of juniors in our sport and through this scholarship also recognizes the importance of education in creating an informed and well-rounded adult.
The Role of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America (hereinafter referred to GSPCA):
APPLICATION FOR JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The GSPCA is pleased to provide this application for the junior scholarship program. Chosen applicants will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for college/university expenses. Recipients must be a senior student at an accredited high school, have been home schooled, or a freshman at an accredited college or university and must complete the criteria and requirements as stated in the accompanying application documents.
Applications must be received by February 25th to the Junior Showmanship Chairman who will then forward copies of the application to the members of the Scholarship Committee for review no later than March 1st of each calendar year. No scholarship must be awarded if the Scholarship Committee does not feel that there is a qualified and deserving applicant.
The GSPCA offers scholarships for junior members who participate in AKC events for a minimum of three years. These include one or more of the following activities: conformation & junior handling, obedience & rally trials, agility trials, field trials, hunt tests.
The scholarship is available to those students who are or have been Junior Members. If the applicant is no longer a Junior Member, they must have continued to be a Full Member in good standing of the Club.
The GSPCA College Scholarship Fund may provide up to two scholarships per year to graduating high school seniors or full time college freshmen pursuing a two or four year degree in an accredited college or university program and maintaining a minimum of 12 semester hours. Applicants must remain enrolled in the college or university for at least one year after accepting scholarship funds.
Each applicant is required to submit an official current high school transcript. Information must verify the GPA. If an applicant is home schooled or a grading system is not being utilized, then test results or other information describing the student’s work may be submitted. Scholarships will be based on a minimum 3.0 high school grade point average, school leadership and community involvement. Scholarship will be awarded on a one-time basis.
Applicants must write an essay of no more than 750 words, as part of the application process. The essay must describe the applicant’s interests and experiences in the sport of purebred dogs, and how the individual perceives his or her future role in the fancy. Essays will be evaluated by the scholarship committee based on originality, merit of content and writing proficiency.
Applicants should use the essay to demonstrate their maturity and ability to communicate. They are encouraged to highlight academic, extracurricular activities and achievements in the sport of dogs.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by a GSPCA member. Letters from relatives of the applicant will not be considered. Letters should state why the writer believes the applicant should be considered for this scholarship.
Upon receiving verification of enrollment from the college or university, and the signed agreement from the applicants, the GSPCA will issue funds payable and sent to the school (s) to establish a credit in the name of the student (s). *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.