Dairy Agriculture Scholarships

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

NDS / Student Recognition Program

The Senior Student Recognition Program recognizes graduating four year college seniors planning a career related to dairy (production agriculture, manufacturing, marketing, agricultural law, business, communications, veterinary medicine, research and environmental sciences) who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic ability, and interest in dairy cattle. ONLY two applicants per college or university are accepted for this contest in any given year. Two letters of recommendation are required from the department chair or faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s activities and academic achievements. The total number of awards will be determined by the number and quality of applicants.

National Mastitis Council Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal or dairy science, agricultural communications, education, sales and marketing or pre-vet/vet sciences. Applicant must have a dairy background or plan to pursue a career related to dairy and have participated in community service. Scholarship is available for both FFA and non-FFA members.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Darling International Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture or agribusiness. Attendance at a land grant college in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska or Wisconsin required.AWARD: One scholarship at $2,000, 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.

ND Farmers Union Scholarship Fund

Established in 1984 by the ND Farmers Union for graduating seniors whose family is an active member of the ND Farmers Union and are pursing an education in an agriculture-related field.

Next Generation Scholarship Fund

As this generation’s farmers and ranchers near retirement, we work to persuade our children and grandchildren not to leave the family farm. As an incentive, we developed a scholarship program called the Next Generation Scholarship Fund. This fund is designed to raise awareness to the loss of traditional farming and ranching practices, and to ultimately help maintain this way of life. Our goal is to help give the children and family members of Niman Ranch farmers or other family farmers a better opportunity to return to the farm by helping pay for some of their education.

Earl R. Sorensen Memorial Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture, excluding food service, parks and recreation studies and dietetics. Applicant must have participated in community service and be a resident of Iowa or Michigan.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

NDS / Klussendorf / MCKown Scholarships

Six scholarships will be awarded to students successfully completing their first, second or third years at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States or Canada majoring in dairy science, animal science, agri-business, or other related majors that will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the dairy industry. Scholarships are based on activities, experience and future plans. These awards are made possible by donations from Chris Kampf, the McKown family and from Klussendorf members and friends.

Two-Year College Scholarship Program

First-year agricultural students at two-year colleges are invited to apply for 50 $750 scholarships from the CHS Foundation. Student eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered. * At the time of application the student will be in his or her first year of study at a two-year institution. The scholarship is intended for use during the second year of study. * Students will be studying an agricultural-related major * Students are only eligible to win the scholarship once * Applications must be completed.

Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in or entering college. Scholarships are awarded exclusively to students in pursuit of a two or four year college degree in agriculture studies.Eligibility:Scholarships are available to employees and immediate family members of Agri Labs and its member/distributor network. A GPA of 2.5 and above must be maintained with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. This is an annual/non-renewable scholarship.Amount:$2,000 - Disbursed in the amount of $1,000 each semester.


ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Preference will be given to applicants with interest in agricultural parts/aftermarket.AWARD: 18 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

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