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Applied Animal Behavior Scholarship

Applied Animal behavior scholarship Fund

Get the knowledge and skills you need to support the well-being of animals with a scholarship toward the Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior program.

University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education’s Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior program is pleased to announce scholarship support for students through the Applied Animal Behavior Scholarship Fund and the Department of Psychology. The purpose of this fund is to provide merit-based financial assistance to students who have applied to the Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior program.

The fund will award up to three scholarships for the 2023-2024 certificate program. One award will cover full course costs, excluding fees ($3,555, or $1,185 per quarter), and two awards will be for $1,500, or $500 per quarter. Awards will be applied directly to the recipients' program costs each quarter.


Scholarship applications are due by Friday, August 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.


STEP 1: APPLY TO THE Applied Animal Behavior PROGRAM

Only applicants to the Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior program are eligible for this scholarship. See the program page for information on how to apply.


Email the following two documents to Marissa Heringer at with the subject line “AAB Scholarship Application Materials”:

  • A brief letter (250 words maximum) that includes the following:
    • A summary of your previous personal or professional involvement with applied animal behavior (including work in industry and research and with companion animals, veterinaries and zoos), and how you hope to apply the knowledge and skills gained through the Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior.
    • At  the UW we value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, we seek to increase access to education for all. Briefly tell us how your life experience might add to our diverse community of learners.
  • A current resume that highlights your experiences (professional, volunteer, internship, personal, etc.) working with animals. You can submit the same resume you did with your program application.


After the deadline, all scholarship applications will be reviewed by a three-member selection committee.

Award decisions will be announced by Monday, August 28, 2023.


If you have questions about the scholarship, email

scholarship details

award amount:

$3,555 (1 award)

$1,500 (2 awards)

application status: Open

deadlinE: Aug 11, 2023

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