About the Scholarship

The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. started this scholarship program to promote interest in hunting, wildlife conservation, the rich outdoor heritage of the United States, and other related fields.

The scholarship essay contest was created in the hopes that it would promote interest and education in wildlife and wildlife conservation, and also to provide financial assistance to college-bound students. The Bird Dog Foundation’s Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all interested college-bound high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens, in the 12th-grade level and who reside in TN, MS, and AR.


Application Procedure?

  • A student must write an essay in around 900-1000 words o the topic from the application in order to apply for this scholarship fund. This essay must be typed and double spaced.

  • A minimum of five sources is required for a Bibliography, which must be included. Websites may be cited, but three books or periodicals must be included in the list. If a periodical is cited, an applicant must attach the issue number, and/or publication date. The above source must be numbered in the body of the essay prepared.

  • A cover sheet must accompany the essay and include the following: Title of the essay, the student’s full name, the complete home mailing address including city, state, & zip code, student’s home and or cell telephone numbers including the area code, email address, name, and address of the student’s High School, and the date the essay was created.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The Scholarship award amount ranges from $1000 to $2000 based on the place scored by a student. The first-place winner gets $2000, second place winner receives $1500 and third place winner gets $1000, annually and it is non-renewable.

The annual deadline for submissions of all the required documents is on or before April 15th of every year.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a high school senior and must be enrolled to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited university or college as a freshman student.

  • The applicant may enter if the student from Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas regardless of belonging to a Filed Trial Club or Bird Dog Association.

  • Students may either be directly a member or have a parent or relative who is an active member of a sporting dog Field Trial Club or Organization.