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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.

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.

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.

Marshall McCullough/National Dairy Shrine Schp

Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

KenAG Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in dairy science.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

NDS / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

(1st - $1,500; 2nd through 5th - $1,000) (Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants). These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue education or communication careers in dairy or food related industries. Major areas can include: Education, Social Media & Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), and Journalism. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests in education or communications. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc. Application Deadline is April 15

The William J. Collins Scholarship

St. Paul- based AgriBank, one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, awards The William J. Collins Scholarship each year to honor the service of a dedicated former employee. This scholarship is awarded to children of Farm Credit employees in the AgriBank District (Board of Directors Excluded) who are graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related program. Each year, two $2,000 academic tuition/fees scholarships are awarded. The scholarships also provide sponsorship for AFA Leaders Conference the Fall of the freshman year of college, a $1,000 value. To be considered for this award, applicants must provide three letters of reference, under same or separate cover, that recognize the applicant’s personal, academic or leadership character. Letters should be received by the application deadline, and can be mailed to AFA at: Agriculture Future of America, ATTN: William J. Collins Scholarship, P.O. Box 414838, Kansas City, MO 64141

John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program

The John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program is a $25,000 scholarship available to graduate students pursuing dairy-related degrees at Iowa State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, or the University of Wisconsin, Madison. One or two scholarships are awarded annually to deserving candidates who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and aptitude toward their field of study.Applicants must be pursuing a program of study leading to a master’s or doctorate degree in dairy cattle nutrition, genetics, physiology or management, or the manufacturing, processing or marketing of milk and dairy products.A 10-member selection committee awards the scholarship recipient each spring, for candidates enrolled for the following fall in their program of choice, at the required universities. The John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program was created in 1953 by the namesake’s family and friends to honor his memory and assist aspiring graduate students ensure a bright future for the dairy industry.John Brandt was an organizer and president of Land O'Lakes from 1923 until his death in 1953. He established himself as an indelible figure in Land O’Lakes lore by selling 40 million pounds of LAND O LAKES Butter on a sales trip throughout the East Coast. His efforts ushered in a new system of selling and shipping butter directly to retailers, thus bypassing middlemen and increasing profits for Midwest dairy producers.

American Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal nutrition; animal, dairy, equine or poultry science; animal breeding and genetics; biological sciences or pre-vet/vet sciences, with preference to applicants planning a career in veterinary medicine or veterinary food supply/public health.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable. Must apply online prior to 5:00 p.m. February 1st each year

Dairy Farmers of America Scholarships

At Dairy Farmers of America, we believe it is important to invest in the next generation of leaders to ensure a bright future for the dairy industry. That is why we established the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program. The Foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students: Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college, but have not yet started classes Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, but have not yet graduated Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program Scholarships are available to students pursuing a career in the dairy industry or a related field: Dairy herd management/production Large animal veterinary medicine Marketing/economics/finance Processing/manufacturing Communications/journalism Quality assurance Dairy nutrition Dairy foods Education Engineering Policy Genetics Law Others Criteria Must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited degree program during the next scholarship year Applicant’s commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry, as demonstrated through responses to three essay questions Extracurricular activities, awards, recognition and work experience Academic achievement

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.

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