For college students today, applying for scholarships has taken a priority in order to continue their education. In order to celebrate students continuing their education in agriculture, applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board.
Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, in addition to a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. National Dairy Promotion and Research Board funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff program.
Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2020-21 academic school year and majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and agriculture education.
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Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative, and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities, and work experiences.
Applications can be found on their website. Completed applications must be received no later than May 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to [email protected] Students may be awarded scholarships in multiple years. Scholarship winners must be enrolled during the entire academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.