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Dairy Agriculture Scholarships

Here are some of the Dairy Agriculture scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

The Earl F. 'Doc' Kantner Scholarship Sponsored by Ohio FFA Foundation

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Must be resident of Ohio and plan to attend The Ohio State University. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills and have participated in community service.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Stanley H. Durwood Foundation AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships

The Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, named after the late Founder of AMC Theaters and active philanthropist, provides five AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships to students identified and selected by AFA. The Trustees of the Foundation believe in continuing to provide access to education and are assisting in this effort by providing these five scholarships to deserving AFA delegates. These scholarships are only available for graduating high school seniors. Eligibility Requirements All scholarships include leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference (November of scholarship year in Kansas City, Mo.), of which full attendance is required to receive the full academic scholarship. (Dates of AFA Leaders Conference - see website) Academic scholarship may be used for tuition and fees only. This may include books if paid for through a university charge account. Students must be enrolling in an agriculture-related, four-year degree program. Students must be a citizen of the United States of America to be eligible for AFA scholarship awards. International students studying in the United States are not eligible Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement, and financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship

Scholarship award to a student enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies seeking a degree in large animal veterinary practice, dairy production, dairy manufacturing or dairy product marketing. Initial approach: Letter. Limited to residents of Ohio.

W. Lawson King Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility- Applicant must be enrolled in an agriculture related curriculum - Be a currently enrolled 4-H member who has completed at least two (2) years of 4-H work in MarylandOR- Is a Maryland 4-H Alumni(ae) having been enrolled in Maryland 4-H for a minimum of two (2) years prior to graduating from 4-HApplication Requirements- Candidates submitting a Maryland 4-H Foundation Scholarship Award Application must be planning to enroll in an accredited college, university or post high school program in the fall of the year in which the application is made.- Scholarship award applications are to be postmarked by June 1st of the year in which the scholarship application is made.- The Scholarship Award Application must be type written or filled out in black ink and signed by the candidate.- Candidates must provide documentation as to:o Financial needo High School Scholastic Record/ Unofficial transcript from post-high school institutiono Leadership Abilities and resourcefulnesso 4-H Backgroundo A letter of recommendation from high school counselor, county/city 4-H educator, or college advisor

National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, plus demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences. The application information is evaluated by the NDB scholarship committee composed of an external review panel and at least two board members. The recommendations of the scholarship committee are summarized by NDB staff and the scholarships are then awarded. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) through Dairy Management, Inc.(DMI) annually awards up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy.Majors include: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag education. Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity.Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship

(1st - $1,500; 2nd through 4th - $1,000) (Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants). These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomore students to pursue careers in the dairy industry. Major areas can include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension or Dairy Researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interests in the dairy industry. Application Deadline is April 15

ILC Resources Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal, dairy or poultry science with a preference in poultry. Resident of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri or Illinois (in that order) planning to attend Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, University of Illinois (Urbana) or South Dakota State University. Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable

NDS / Maurice E. Core Scholarship

One scholarship is available to freshman status college students who are majoring in a dairy/animal industry related field with interest in working in the dairy industry in the future. Scholarship is based on leadership abilities, volunteerism, activities and plans for the future. This scholarship sponsored by the Core Scholarship fund, a fund donated by the Friends of Maurice E. Core, longtime leader in the Jersey breed and National Dairy Shrine.

Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarship Program

Farm Credit Mid-America offers several $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships to customers and children or grandchildren of customers. Any career major is eligible to apply, however preference will be given to students pursuing agricultural related careers. Guidelines and Eligibility Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities and community involvement. Additionally, applicants must: • Be a customer (or child, grandchild or spouse) of Farm Credit Mid-America. The Mid-America Association serves Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. • Be an incoming college freshmen sophomore, junior or senior in good standing • Attend a higher education institution within the next year (2-year and 4-year universities) • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 • Have an agriculture background or work-related experience in agriculture Employees/directors of Farm Credit Mid-America and their children are not eligible to apply.

Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Preference given to applicants with local, state or national leadership experience. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,000. Not guaranteed.

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