K9 Redden Memorial Disaster Dog Training Scholarship
New application process for 2019!
Designed to give K9 teams more flexibility and more support.
April 9, 2015 - June 1, 2017
2019 Application Deadlines
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at midnight Eastern (notifications by February 15, 2019)
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at midnight Eastern (notifications by July 15, 2019)
how does the application process work?
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Identify a qualified training within one year from the award date.
Step 3: Submit training to Board for approval.
Step 4: After completing the training, submit reimbursement form, copy of receipts, a photo of you and your dog at the sponsored event, and a written statement describing how this opportunity and the scholarship impacted your training and career as a Search & Rescue K9 Team within 14 days.
Read the Terms of Scholarship for complete details.
Who can apply?
This scholarship is for Search & Rescue K9 teams who currently have or are working towards a disaster certification or a certification with a disaster component. Applicants must be a member in good standing with a search team and provide a supporting letter. Independent handlers may apply but must provide a letter from a deploying agency confirming their affiliation.
Up to 5 scholarships will be awarded per cycle. A minimum score of 70% of the total points is required to qualify.
What does the scholarship provide?
Each scholarship covers up to $500 towards training registration fees and travel expenses. The scholarship must be used within one year of the award date. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burden of participating in essential training away from the handler’s home training site.
What type of training does the scholarship cover?
Training events that specifically address disaster search skills and those prerequisite skills (ex. FSA) required to certify and deploy. Events may also include training that while not specifically search related, can have a profound impact on the proficiency of the handler and overall health, fitness, and success of the search dog.Examples include, but are not limited to, first aid, fitness, and drive building.
About the scholarship
On June 1, 2017 Search & Rescue K9 Redden was found struck by a vehicle, ending his search career much too soon. To honor his memory, Calvary Canine created the K9 Redden Memorial Disaster Dog Training Scholarship to support Search & Rescue K9 Teams and their important training.
meet PAST recipients
Check out our calendar for prequalified trainings. We also welcome applications for events not listed on the calendar that meet the requirements.
Have a training you want to share with our applicants? Email us the details.
support search & Rescue dogs
The average volunteer Search & Rescue K9 handler spends approximately $10,000/year on the training and care of their partner. They do this with little to no support from the agencies that employ their special skills. They do this work simply for the opportunity to help their community in time of need. This scholarship helps provide the training needed to ensure the dog's success in locating victims of man-made and natural disasters. It also supports the handler in acquiring the necessary skills to efficiently manage all the challenges presented in a deployment.
This scholarship is made possible by the generous contributions of donors who understand the importance of these special dogs. Join us in supporting the life-saving work of Search & Rescue dogs.