John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description

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.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1 or 2

Min Award: 25000

Max Award: 25000

Deadline: 2018-04-30


Sponsoring Organization Land O'Lakes, Inc.
P.O. Box 64101
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0101

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