PNKCA Online Scholarship Application
The PNKCA’s mission is to further the koi hobby supporting our member clubs and their members. It is in the best interest of the hobby to have as many club members be or become a koi heatlh advisor (either KHA or CKK). The intent of this program is to help each member club to have one to two members that can assist fellow PNKCA members and the larger koi community with koi health issues that may occur in their ponds. To that end the PNKCA has approved to sponsor to its member clubs one $100 reimbursement per calendar year for a single member per club that completes either the AKCA’s Koi Health Advisor (KHA) program or the Koi Organisational International’s (K.O.I.) Certified Koi Keeper’s (CKK) program.
This is a trial program that is to run for two years and then revisited with the programs committee and presented to the PNKCA’s board for review. The review will be to see if the program is financially viable, if it can be expanded or if it needs to be reduced based upon the number of clubs that meet its requirements or has the goal been met of having enough certified koi health advisors.
Candidates must pay in advance for the program path they choose (either AKCA or K.O.I.), so they have “skin in the game”. They must complete the course work for the program within one year from the time they begin. This will be confirmed by the committee by checking with the student coordinators of each of the certifying organizations. The application for reimbursement must also be filled out for the PNKCA which will be on the PNKCA.com web site at the beginning of their attempt.
After the committee confirms that the Candidate has completed his/her course work to include the wet labs. A check will be cut for the candidate’s club to be dispersed based upon the agreement between the club and its member (the intent is to help the club member with course fees and expenses and initiate incentive within the club). The PNKCA wishes to do it this way to retain the connection of each koi health advisor to their own local club.