A limited number of scholarships will be offered to eligible Pet Professional Guild (PPG) members to further their education in force-free training and/or pet care. The scholarships are intended for participation in suitable programs offered by organizations that support PPG’s Guiding Principles and goals.
PPG must receive applications for the Scholarship Program from March 15 - April 15 any given year. Only applications that are fully and correctly completed will be considered. If your application arrives early or late it will not be considered.
Educational organizations that are current PPG members, educational providers, or corporate partners are eligible to apply for the inclusion of their educational facility in the PPG Scholarship Program. Educational offerings can be online, in person, or a hybrid (please see organization eligibility below). The organization must complete the online program submission form. Opportunities are also available for organizations to in part or fully sponsor a scholarship program and thereby benefit from a range of marketing opportunities with PPG. PPG must receive applications for the Scholarship Program from March 15 - April 15 any given year.
Please note, if your organization applies and is accepted to the scholarship program, then you are agreeing to:
a) Provide a place to an individual who is specifically awarded a scholarship to your program without any other application process.
b) If there are extenuating concerns or circumstances, then the individual case/candidate will be discussed between the education provider and PPG
c) Accept the individual to your program based on the eligibility criteria of the scholarship application.
d) Designate the scholarship to a specific program only and not to the overall organization.
e) Invoice PPG promptly so payment for the scholarship can be made directly to the school by PPG and not via the candidate
Education Provider Eligibility Application
The applying education provider must currently work with, support or collaborate with PPG and have signed off on the PPG Guiding Principles by being an educational provider, corporate partner or a professional member.
Course content must help prepare the applicant for an independently invigilated certification or accreditation.
The education provider must be able to display objective criteria for testing students’ knowledge and skills.
The education provider must offer online access, in person access, or a hybrid.
The program offered for scholarship must be specifically designed to teach animal behavior and training.
At this time, the PPG Education Scholarship Program excludes accredited universities offering undergraduate or graduate programs in animal behavior, or similar. However, this will be reviewed in the future.