Make an impact: Invest in a scholarship today.

Thank you for making futures brighter as you invest in the power of extraordinary dogs, transforming the lives of veterans.

Our dogs transform lives and you can, too.

When you support our educational scholarship program, you make an impact and open doors of opportunity for our dogs and the veterans who need them. You invest in their future and give back to our community. Perhaps you have a wonderful memory of a pet or a loved one, or want to esteem your family name.

Establishing a named scholarship at the sustaining or endowment levels provides a unique opportunity to pay it forward while honoring the memories and family. Our scholarship program helps Southeastern Guide Dogs offer all of our Paws for Patriots dogs at absolutely no cost to the recipients. These dogs change the world for veterans, and with your help, we can do more.

If you have questions, please click here to email our Director of Development or call 941.845.1894.

 

Click here to view the full Paws for Patriots Scholarship brochure.

 

  • PAWS FOR PATRIOTS - DOG SCHOLARSHIP

    Supports the formal training and education of a guide dog, service dog, emotional support dog, or facility therapy dog placed with a veteran or military hospital.

    Scholarships starting at $2,500

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  • PAWS FOR PATRIOTS - VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP

    Supports the education of a visually impaired veteran or a veteran living with PTSD in our on-campus instruction program.

    Scholarships starting at $5,000

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  • PAWS FOR PATRIOTS - TEAM SCHOLARSHIP

    Supports the formal training and education of a Paws for Patriots guide or service dog, on-campus instruction of a veteran, and post-graduation support.

    Scholarships starting at $25,000

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  • APPRENTICESHIP - TRAINER SCHOLARSHIP

    Supports the education and training of a Paws for Patriots service dog trainer in our two-year apprenticeship program.

    Scholarships starting at $10,000

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At Southeastern Guide Dogs, our Paws for Patriots program transforms lives by bringing together inspiring veterans and extraordinary dogs.

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Paws for Patriots pairs our superhero guide dogs, service dogs, facility therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs with American heroes, the servicemen and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.