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National Dairy Board Scholarships due May 6


The agriculture industry supports students to purse their passion in agriculture with internships, scholarships, and career development events. Students interested in the dairy industry have another opportunity for financial support. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board is now accepting applications for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers.

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, through Dairy Management Inc., annually awards up to eleven $2,500 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. In addition, the NDPRB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. NDPRB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Academic performance.
  • Courses related to dairy.
  • Apparent commitment to a career in dairy.
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities, especially those relating to dairy.
  • Evidence of leadership ability, initiative, character 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. Completed applications must be received no later than May 6, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to

Applications can be found on the DMI Scholarship website. Students may be awarded scholarships in multiple years. Scholarship winners must be enrolled during the entire academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

Announcement of winners will be made to both awardee and university department chairperson later this fall. Scholarship winners will receive a plaque and a check for the award amount. The stipend will be forwarded to the department head/chairperson for issuance to awardees upon their enrollment for the fall 2022-2023 term.

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