ADBA Leaders Of The Future Scholarship
The American Dog Breeders Association Inc. is committed to the FUTURE. It is our belief that the future of our noble breed is dependent upon the young people who know and are involved with the dogs. Because of this commitment, in 1999 the ADBA Board of Directors established the ADBA LEADERS OF THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP. This is a $1,000 scholarship, which will be paid through the financial aids office of a University, College or Trade School, to be used towards a student’s education expenses.
A.D.B.A. SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS
1) Existing student, or a student entering their first year at a University, College or trade school.
2) Experienced with the American Pit Bull Terrier (breeding, showing, weight pulling, handling, etc.)
3) Membership with an ADBSI club, or attendance at, or supporting ADBSI/ADBA events.
4) A person with high recommendations from teacher, mentor, etc.
All Scholarship applications must be received no later than July 1st. Applications received after July 1st will be considered for next years scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications submitted are property of ADBA.
Dalton J. Goodwin III - WA Dalton has been involved with the American Pit Bull Terrier since the age of 8, showing in Junior Handler classes in his home club in Washington.
Marcus F. Martinez ``I am the owner of two APBT's at this time. I work at a vet supply which has given me the opportunity to meet and speak to many owners and breeders.
I have been involved with the American Pit Bull Terrier since I was five years old. Since that time I have helped my father maintain and care for a large number of terriers.
Leadership is a great trait to have as it will allow you to take your work to another level. I have been involved with several different types of clubs, which allowed me to overcome my fear of speaking in front of a big crowd.
I have had not higher compliment than to have the veterinarians show off my dogs to people who don't know the breed, and have them say that my dogs are great representative of the breed.
There are a variety of factors that contribute to molding a person's life; for me a key factor has been the American Pit Bull Terrier. This fascinating creature has been a part of my family all my life.