For students who want to continue their education and passion in agriculture, tuition is often a big obstacle to overcome. However, an industry scholarship can often help both the student and the organization continue doing good work in our sector. To continue to support college students, dairy farmers through the Dairy Management Inc. has now opened its annual scholarship program.
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 (NDB). Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, as well as a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff program.
Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2021-2022 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.
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.
Students may be awarded scholarships in multiple years. Scholarship winners must be enrolled during the entire academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. More information and applications can be found on their scholarship website.
Completed applications must be received no later than May 7 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to [email protected].
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