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The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to offer our first Animal Care Expo Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) scholarship. The goal of this scholarship is to remove obstacles and broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in animal welfare by offering a limited number of free registrations to Animal Care Expo 2022 to be held in Orlando, Florida from April 19-22. Animal Care Expo is a professional development conference for those who work or volunteer in animal welfare including animal shelters, rescue groups and the veterinary field.


The scholarships are limited to Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Orlando metropolitan area, who have an interest in pursuing a career in animal welfare but are not already working or volunteering in the field of sheltering or rescue. Due to Covid, you must be 18 or older to attend. The Orlando metropolitan area includes the counties of Lake, Orange (including Orlando), Osceola and Seminole. 

This scholarship covers the cost of the following options plus parking fees:

  • Full conference registration
  • Full conference registration plus a learning lab
  • Learning lab registration only
  • Exhibit hall registration only

Please direct questions to Krista at