Annual Scholarship



The Yuma Kennel Club offers a scholarship each year to qualified high school seniors who plan to pursue higher education in an animal-related field.  We provide the high schools with applications each year, or you may view the application and instructions here. Save this PDF file onto your computer.
Our annual scholarship committee reviews the applications we receive, and may interview students before making a decision.  We usually award a scholarship to only one or two students each year.  You will be notified within about four to six weeks after receipt of your application as to its status. 

The completed application and appropriate documents should be postmarked no later than February 28, 2020 and mailed to:
Scholarship Committee
Yuma Kennel Club
P.O. Box 5364
Yuma , AZ , 85366-5364



The Yuma Kennel Club also awards scholarships to qualified post secondary students.  Our review process is the same as outlined above for high school scholarships. .

You may click on these  links to view and print the application for Post Secondary scholarship as well as the instructions:



Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020, to the same address listed above for high school scholarship submissions.






2018 Post-Secondary Scholarship recipient
Teagan Hasler










2018 Scholarship recipient
Mia Corona













2017 Post Secondary Scholarship recipient,
Teagan Hasler:









2017 Scholarship Recipients, with current YKC VP Pat Dyer:

 McKenna Good       












Samantha Urquidez















2015 Scholarship Recipient




Presented by YKC Pres Karen Cherland

2011-2012 Post-Secondary
Scholarship Recipient

Presented to Teagan Hasler [right]
by YKC 2011 Sec. Karen Cherland


2010 Scholarship Recipients

Margarita Bailey, YKC Sec. [right], with our 2010 scholarship
recipients: Teagan Hasler [l.] and Samantha Chambless [rt.]


2009 Scholarship Recipient 

Karen Barcklay M.D., 2009 President of the Yuma
Kennel Club (YKC), presents a $1,200 scholarship award
to Kofa High School graduating senior Caitlin LeeAnn
Leonard. Ms. Leonard was admitted to the prestigious
University of Arizona Honors College as an animal science
major. This fall she will begin academic coursework
leading to a goal of becoming a veterinarian. The YKC
expects to continue to offer this scholarship annually to
qualified Yuma County high school graduating seniors who
plan to pursue a career in animal science. The YKC
scholarship goal is to support students who plan to
become veterinarians and return to the Yuma community.