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    Canines for Disabled Kids Scholarship

    Offered by Canines for Disabled Kids, Inc.

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 30, 2022
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you under the age of 18, have a disability, and have been accepted for membership by a guide dog training program? If so, consider applying for the Canines for Disabled Kids Scholarship! The scholarship is open to minors with physical disabilities, psychological disabilities, or who are on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, applicants must have been accepted by a guide dog training program.

    The scholarship is funded by Canines for Disabled Kids, a non-profit organization that supports child-canine service teams to promote independence and social awareness. The scholarship recipients are awarded between $250 and $5,000 to help pay for their guide dog training program. Applications are considered semiannually, with deadlines typically on both the last day of December and May.

    If you could use some help paying for your guide dog training program, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    The scholarship is open to children under 18 years of age who have been accepted to an Assistance Dog International program, an International Guide Dog Federation, or another qualified training program. Applicants must also meet the eligibility requirements below.

    Grade Level

    High School Students

    Other Category


    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an application, a copy of the acceptance letter from their guide dog training program, and the below application materials.


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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Canines for Disabled Kids, Inc. at [email protected].

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