In order to encourage young people to breed, train and handle stock dogs the WWSDA offers a scholarship that can be applied to the cost of approved learning events such as lessons or clinics.
The applicant will be at least 10 years of age and no older than 18 and own a herding dog. They must submit a written request not to exceed two pages detailing why they should be considered for this scholarship. Any experiences with livestock and/or herding dogs should be included. Applicants must address the question, "Why I want to train a herding dog." Applicants should include the name of the clinic for which they are applying and the dates they will be able to attend.
Applicants who receive a scholarship will be expected to write a report on their experiences at the clinic within 30 days of the clinic. This report will be included in a WWSDA newsletter.
Applicants should include name, address, email address and phone number.
The applicant's parent or guardian must add a short paragraph explaining how they will support their child in this activity and what adult will be accompanying their child to the clinic.
Up to six scholarships may be awarded in any calendar year. Each will be in the amount of $100.00 and must be used by the recipient only. No more than one scholarship may be earned by an applicant in one calendar year. Scholarships are for WWSDA sponsored or board approved events only.
Applications should be mailed to the president of WWSDA who will appoint a committee to review all applications.