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Westminster offers Junior Scholarship Awards

The Westminster Kennel Club is pleased to announce the creation of its Junior Showmanship Finalist Scholarship Awards, which will begin with the club's 2010 show this February. These scholarships will be awarded to the eight Junior Showmanship finalists at the show for their use in post-secondary schooling for college or technical school of their choice.

Based upon the results of the Junior Showmanship Finals judging, the scholarships awarded will be distributed among the finalists as follows:
  • First place: $6,000
  • Second place: $5,000
  • Third place: $4,000
  • Fourth place: $3,000
Each of the remaining four Finalists will be entitled to receive a $500 scholarship award.

These Westminster Kennel Club Junior Showmanship Finalist Scholarship Awards will be awarded for post-secondary schooling at the duly accredited college (two or four year) or technical school of the recipient's choice, provided that written verification of the recipient's status as a current full-time (12 credits or more per semester) student is received by the Westminster Kennel Club directly from the selected educational institution. All monies will be held by the Westminster Kennel Club until such verification is received, and then will be paid directly to the educational institution and not to the Award recipient.

Junior Showmanship competition is for children ages 9-18. At Westminster, Junior Showmanship is a limited class for Juniors who have won a qualifying number of first places at AKC Licensed or Member shows in a certain time period.

Rules and procedures regarding the scholarships will be available on the Westminster Web site and in the 2010 show premium list. Requirements for eligibility for Junior Showmanship competition at Westminster are also available on the Westminster Web site (www.westminsterkennelclub.org).


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