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Lely kicks off the 2019 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program


College students pursuing their career in agriculture are always on the look out for scholarships to help pay for college tuition. Lely North America is presenting the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program for the fourth year. Five qualified students residing in either Canada or the United States are chosen annually to receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship.

“Lely North America is excited to support the next generation of leaders to advance the dairy industry,” said Bellana Putz, Customer Sales Support Manager. “For the past three years, we have been impressed with the number and caliber of students who have applied for a scholarship, and we look forward to reviewing applications this year.”

To apply for the scholarship, students must be at least 18 years of age, enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education for the 2019-2020 academic year and participating in a program that can equip the student to contribute to the dairy industry. Students must also be current or former members of the 4-H or FFA organizations.

Entry requirements ask that students interested in applying submit the following items with their application:

  • An essay response to the following question (500 – 700 words): “How would you describe the short-term and long-term benefits of using robotics to a dairy producer and explain how an investment in robotics could benefit the dairy?”
  • A 1- or 2-page personal resume depicting their previous leadership/organizational involvement.
  • A letter of recommendation from their 4-H or FFA advisor/leader/youth coordinator.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor.

Interested applicants can find the official rules and apply online by visiting their website. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM CDT and winners will be notified on or before December 6, 2019. Winners will be publicly announced no later than December 20, 2019.

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