National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 42
Award Deadline: Apr 15, 2024

Tomorrow’s dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, dairy youth organizations, at dairy competitions and on dairy farms across the country. The Dairy Shrine’s task is to encourage, stimulate and inspire them. Since its inception, Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth.

All Dairy Shrine scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges or universities in the United States and majoring in dairy or other agricultural-related fields.

Dairy Shrine McCullough Freshman Communications Scholarship (1 at $1,000 & 2nd and greater – $1,000)

Applicant must be a freshman at a four-year college or university majoring in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a future career in dairy journalism or communications. Scholarship is based on communication abilities, student activities, academic ability and future plans. This scholarship is funded from a bequest sponsored by Marshall E. McCullough, well-known Georgia nutrition researcher, educator and journalist.

Dairy Shrine Student Recognition Award for Seniors (1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,500; 3rd and greater – $1,000)

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward graduating university or four year college seniors who are planning a career related to the dairy industry or production agriculture and who have demonstrated leadership skills, student activity participation, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. Each university can nominate up to two students for this award.

Dairy Shrine Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship (1st – $1,500; 2nd and greater – $1,000)

These scholarships are available to current junior students at a four year college who are planning a career in the dairy industry. Major areas of study include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension, Dairy researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. This scholarship is named in honor of Merton Sowerby, a long time Guernsey classifier, well known herdsman and National Dairy Shrine Pioneer and member of the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

Dairy Shrine / DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship (1st – $1,500; 2nd and greater – $1,000)

These scholarships are available to current junior students at a four year college who are planning a career in the dairy industry. Major areas of study include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension, Dairy researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. This scholarship is named in honor of Merton Sowerby, a long time Guernsey classifier, well known herdsman and National Dairy Shrine Pioneer and member of the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

Dairy Shrine Kildee Graduate School Scholarship (Up to 2 at $3,000)

Kildee scholarships were started in 1950 and were named in honor of H.H. Kildee, Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University, whose council; encouragement, and teaching inspired many of the industry’s early dairy leaders.

The top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contests plus the Platinum winners in the past three National Dairy Challenge Contests are eligible to apply for up to two $3,000 scholarships for university postgraduate study in a dairy-related field. Students may apply for the scholarship in their junior or senior year at a four-year college. The awards are based on national contest participation, academic standing, leadership ability, student activities, future plans and interest in the dairy industry.

Dairy Shrine Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship (1st – $1,500; 2nd and greater – $1,000)

These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomore students at a four year college to pursue careers in the dairy industry. Major areas can include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension or Dairy Researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interests in the dairy industry. This scholarship is named in honor of Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder and Klussendorf recipient Mike Lancaster.

Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship (1st – $1,500; 2nd and greater – $1,000)
These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students in a four year college to pursue education or communication careers in dairy or food related industries. Major areas can include: Education, Social Media & Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), and Journalism. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests in education or communications. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc.

Dairy  Shrine Iager Scholarship for Two Year College Students (up to 2 at $1,000)
Lager scholarships are available to second-year college students in a two-year agricultural college majoring in Dairy or Animal Science. Scholarships will be based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry, and future plans. This scholarship(s) is sponsored from a fund donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles lager, well-known Maryland Holstein breeders.

Klussendorf / McKown Scholarships (7 at $1,500)
Seven scholarships will be awarded, three from the Klussendorf’s Chris Kampf fund and four from the McKown Fund. Eligible students include those that are successfully completing their first, second or third years at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States or Canada majoring in dairy science, animal science, agri-business, or other related majors that will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the dairy industry. Scholarships are based on activities, experience, interest in showing dairy cattle and future plans. These awards are made possible by donations from Chris Kampf, the McKown family and from Klussendorf members and friends.

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