New! U-FLI Scholarship Program for Junior Handlers

Program Overview:

The United Flyball League International (U-FLI) Scholarship Program celebrates the dedication and achievement of junior handlers who have progressed through the ranks of novice, intermediate, and advanced in U-FLI flyball. This scholarship aims to support these passionate individuals as they embark on their journey into post-secondary education in animal related fields. The program is made possible by a generous donation of $300 from the Washington Iowa Lions Club, which was matched by U-FLI, resulting in a total scholarship fund of $600 for the 2023 year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must have successfully progressed through the ranks of novice, intermediate, and advanced as a junior handler in U-FLI flyball
  2. Applicants must be entering or in a post-secondary program related to animal studies, such as veterinary science, animal behavior, animal nutrition, zoology, or a similar field.
  3. Applicants must submit their completed application and essay by September 30, 2023

Application Process:

  1. Interested candidates must complete the application form
  2. Along with the application form, applicants must submit a short essay (300-500 words) that highlights their experience as a junior handler, their growth through the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels, and their passion for animals and animal related fields

Selection Process:

1. A selection committee comprised of U-FLI representation will review applications and essays

Scholarship Benefits:

  1. One scholarship of $600 will be awarded to the chosen applicant
  2. The scholarship amount can be used to cover educational expenses related to the recipient’s post-secondary program, including tuition, books, supplies and living expenses


  • Application Period – September 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023
  • Review and Evaluation – October 1, 2023 – October 7, 2023
  • Announcement of Scholarship Recipient – the scholarship recipient will be announced at the Tournament of Champions October 8, 2023

U-FLI and the Washington Iowa Lions Club are proud to support the educational aspirations of junior handlers who have shown remarkable dedication and passion for animal related fields. This scholarship program is a testament to the commitment to fostering both the love of dogs and the pursuit of knowledge in areas that contribute to the well-being and understanding of animals.

Link to the application form –