Scholarship Opportunity – Intern Academy

2024 – Basic Canine Training and Behavior Intern Academy  – Scholarship Opportunity


Peaceable Paws, LLC

Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Basic Dog Behavior and Training Scholarship Application

Peaceable Paws is offering one full scholarship (value $1500) for each of our three Level 1 Academies held in Fairplay, Maryland. Applicants must be presently working in a paid position at an animal shelter (501(c)3 non-profit or municipal) or 501(c)3 rescue group or be currently volunteering at a shelter or 501(c)3 rescue group a minimum of 4 hours per week, and have volunteered for at least one year, or qualify as BIPOC. Scholarship winners are responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging. Please complete the application below and return to or mail it to: Peaceable Paws Scholarship Application, 17816 Spielman Rd., Fairplay, MD 21733.  All academies are taught by Pat Miller. Submission deadline: January 31, 2024


Name ____________________________________________ e-mail ______________________

Address ___________________________________________ phone _____________________

___________________________________________ phone _____________________

Your website (if any) ___________________________________________________________


I am employed by an animal shelter/rescue                          I volunteer at an animal shelter/rescue

I qualify for the BIPOC Scholarship (do not need to work/volunteer for animal shelter/rescue)

Business name/website/Facebook page: ___________________________________________

Shelter/Rescue Name ____________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________

Shelter/Rescue website _________________________________________________________

This shelter/rescue is         501(c)3 non-profit                      Municipal (government-owned)

The organization’s annual budget is: _______________________________________________

The person I report to is _________________________________________________________

S/he can be contacted at: phone __________________________________ e-mail ___________

I have been an employee here for ___________years/ a volunteer for _____________years

I could attend (mark all that apply):

April 15-20, 2024                 July 8-13, 2024             Sept. 9-14, 2024


Please attach a minimum 400-word 12-pt Times New Roman-font essay describing the work you do at the shelter/rescue, or professionally (or how you qualify for BIPOC), your interest in attending the Peaceable Paws Academy, your background and experience with dogs, and anything else you’d like to share. Include 3 support/reference letters and their contact information: one from an administrator at your organization (if applicable), one from a personal friend, and one from another trainer. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit, financial need, and commitment to positive training. Submission of this application is confirmation of your ability to attend on the dates you marked, and to pay for your own travel, meals and lodging.