The GDCA Charitable Trust is pleased to provide scholarships for students in our Great Dane community who are pursuing further education after high school and are involved in our breed. Involvement includes active participation in conformation, rescue, therapy, obedience and performance events. Further education is defined as a college, university, or an accredited vocational school.
Under the age of 18, the applicant or applicant’s family must belong to the GDCA or an affiliate club. An applicant who is over the age of 18 MUST themselves be a member of the GDCA or an affiliate club.
The Carmody Scholarship is awarded at the discretion of Mrs. Mary Lou Carmody. No additional application is required. Deadline for applying is April 1st. Apply using the application on this website.
The GDCA Charitable Trust would like to express our sincere appreciation to Mrs. Carolyn Thomas of Harmony Hill Great Danes for her generous donation of $25,000 to the Trust. As many of you know, Carolyn & her husband Bob bred and exhibited some of the most famous Great Danes in our history, many of whom left their mark as sires or dams of great repute. We are most grateful to Carolyn, and we have established the “Bob & Carolyn Thomas (Harmony Hill Great Danes) Scholarship Fund”. Per Carolyn’s wishes, the monies will be held in account and disbursed as follows:
- $18,000 to be awarded as a $1,000 scholarship to an applicant in veterinary school with an affiliation to the Great Dane community. This scholarship can be renewed annually upon application.
- $7,000 to be awarded as a $500 grant to a Junior Handler applicant who qualifies and competes at Westminster with a Great Dane.
These scholarships are open to juniors or college students whose parents or grandparents are members of the GDCA or an Affiliate Club. Effective 2019, any applicant over the age of 18 must themselves be a member of the GDCA or an Affiliate. For more information on these scholarships, please contact Sue Davis Shaw at Davisdane@comcast.net.
Anyone wishing to add to this fund may do so by sending your tax deductible donation to the GDCA Charitable Trust, Lisa Foltz, Treasurer 12631 Martingale Lane Homer Glen, IL 60491. Please indicate your donation is to be applied to the “Bob & Carolyn Thomas (Harmony Hill Great Danes) Scholarship Fund”.