Scholarship Program Opportunities

The Captain Haggerty - Dog Professionals Conference Scholarship Program

The IACP is once again 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!

Scholarship Program Rules:

  • Anyone may enter that are between the ages of 18-25 years old. Previous winners are not applicable for entry.
  • 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".
  • Submission deadline is June 10, 2022. Recipients will be announced by June 17, 2022.
  • All submissions will be forwarded to the Captain's daughter, Babette Haggerty, who will select the recipients. The deadline will allow 6 weeks for travel plans to be arranged by the recipient.

The 'winners' will be given free admission and lunches to the entire IACP Annual Educational Conference and up to $1,000.00 stipend toward travel and hotel expenses.

This program will not only support and expose young adults to the IACP, but it will also show them some of the wonderful opportunities they can have to work with dogs.

Please send all essays to:

Scholarship Coordinator
IACP Admin Office
PO Box 928
Lampasas, TX 76550


The Deeley Memorial Scholarship

The Deeley Memorial Scholarship is a development from the Jack Deeley Memorial Young Pups Award. This award was initiated to encourage young people interested in moving into the dog world professions.

The Jack Deeley Memorial fund was established on the death of Martin Deeley’s father, by the Directors of the IACP at that time. Due to the need for parents or guardians to attend with the young person, applications for this this award have been few and it has not been given every year.

This led to the development of The Martin & Jack Deeley Scholarship Award by the Board in a desire to assist those in the canine world who work within establishments that do not or cannot fund attendance to the IACP Conference. This scholarship is presented to a canine operative working in a 501C3 or Government establishment (Canine Shelter and Rescue, Search and Rescue, Police Force, Armed Services etc.) where financial assistance to attend the conference is limited or not available. Martin Deeley’s name has been added in recognition of him as a Founder, and his work in establishing and developing the IACP as an internationally recognized and respected organization for canine professionals worldwide.

Anyone may make donations to the scholarship fund and the annual membership renewal form has a donation box so members can easily make a contribution towards this fund.

The recipient will be given free admission to the IACP Annual Educational Conference, lunches each day, and up to $1,000.00 stipend for travel and hotel expenses.

To apply for The Deeley Memorial Scholarship Award, applicants (18 years old or older) should write a short application detailing:

  • Why they feel this award would be ideal for them in the work they do with their organization.
  • Include information about the organization the applicant works for or assists and what it does.
  • What the recipient of the award does within this organization that warrants such an award being given.

The recipient will be chosen from the applications submitted to the IACP Admin Office. Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

Submission deadline is August 1, 2022. Recipients will be announced by August 15, 2022.

Please send all applications/essays to:

Scholarship Coordinator
IACP Admin Office
PO Box 928
Lampasas, TX 76550