IACP Conference Scholarship Programs

The Captain Haggerty -Dog Professionals Conference Scholarship Program 

The IACP is offering the Captain Haggerty Dog Professional Conference Scholarship,. If you know any young adults that have an interest in dogs and would like to attend the annual conference at no charge, this opportunity is for them!

Captain Arthur Haggerty

  Scholarship Program Rules:

Anyone may enter that are between the ages of 18-25 years old.
A 500-600 word essay is to be written by the applicant on `Why they would like to attend the IACP Annual Educational Conference', which should include their dog experience, if any, and the goals they hope to obtain within the field of "dogs".
Submissions must be RECEIVED no later than July 1st 2016 .
All submissions will be forwarded to the Conference Scholarship Committee, who will review all essays and announce a winner no later than August 8th, 2016. This will allow approximately 4 weeks for travel plans to be arranged by the recipient.
The 'winner' will be given a free admission and lunch to the entire IACP Annual Educational Conference, and up to a $500.00 stipend toward travel arrangements and hotel expenses.

This program will not only expose young adults to the IACP, but it will also show them some of the wonderful opportunities they can have to work with dogs.  So, get those young people writing and we hope to meet them at the conference.

Please send all essays to:

Scholarship Coordinator
Martin Deeley
15549 Vinola Dr.
Montverde.
FL 34756
e-mail also accepted iacp@mindspring.com

Scholarship Winners: 
2016:  Melanie Herrod
2015:  Chelsea Neville
2014:  Cheyanne Edwards and Daniel Nespolinio
2013:  Hailey J. Mauldrin
2012:  Ardynn Brooks, Emily Fundaugh
2011:  Marianna Langon
2010:  Karis Dunstan,Jenai Garcia, Maile Hirano 
2008:  Lesha Koch
2007:  Valerie Harris
2006:  Kathi Hamlin 


Scholarship Award Jack Deeley Memorial - Young Pups Initiative

The Jack Deeley Young Pups Award was initiated to encourage young people interested in moving into the dog world professions. The aim is to assist them not only through learning at the conference but also in making contacts with practicing professionals who have the experience to provide advice and help them succeed.

This Memorial fund was established on the death of Martin Deeley’s father, by the Directors of the IACP at that time. Jack Deeley was a man who quietly helped everyone and never asked for anything in return. His thanks were to see the people he assisted succeed and have happy lives. The Young Pups Award will now be given every year to enable an aspiring canine professional to attend the IACP Annual Conference free of charge.

Anyone may make donations to the fund, and our membership renewal forms have a location on the form asking for a voluntary $5 contribution towards this fund. In the future it is intended that the scope of assistance and support to young people within all the dog world professions will increase through this fund.

Currently all advertising for Scholarship entrants is done through the IACP Canine Professional Journal.

The recipient will be given a free admission and lunch to the entire IACP Annual Educational Conference, and up to a $500.00 stipend toward travel arrangements and hotel expenses.

Please note: The recipient must be accompanied at all times by an adult guardian and the accompanying adult expenses are not covered.

To apply for this award:

  • Members should write a short application detailing why they feel this award would be ideal for the young person they wish it to be awarded to, who is under 18 years of age.
  • The recipient will be decided upon from the applications submitted by Executive Director Martin Deeley.
  • Applications must be received by July 1st 2016. Result announced by August 8th 2016

Please send all applications/essays to:

Scholarship Coordinator
Martin Deeley
15549 Vinola Dr.
Montverde.
FL 34756
e-mail also accepted iacp@mindspring.com

Jack Deeley Young Pups Initiative Winners

2014:  Lucas Warfel 
2008: Jessica Robinson Brookland
2007: Morgan Long Tomball
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