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Scholarships - Application

Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate and inspire them. Since its inception, National 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 in our industry. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for these National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $50,000.

All National 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 industry or other agricultural related fields. The Klussendorf / McKown scholarships are also available to students from Canadian universities.

Listed below are qualification details for you to review before you apply for any scholarship.

Application Period: Applications are accepted from MARCH 1st through APRIL 15th

(It is necessary to send only one transcript of your school coursework and grades even if you apply for more than one scholarship.)

Please note that a student may only win the same scholarship or award once!

Previous scholarship non-winners if they still qualify for any scholarship are welcome to reapply for a scholarship next year.

 

NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS AVAILABLE

Kildee Scholarships
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.

NDS / KILDEE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (2 at $3,000)
The top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy 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 post graduate study in a dairy related field. Students may apply for the scholarship in their junior or senior year of college. The awards are base on rank in the national contests, academic standing, leadership ability, student activities, future plans and experience with dairy cattle.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Kildee Graduate Application

 

NDS / KILDEE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (1 at $1,500)
The top 25 participants in a National 4-H or FFA Dairy Judging Contests qualify for one $1,500 scholarship for undergraduate study. ONLY COLLEGE students who have received junior or senior status can apply.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Kildee Undergraduate application

 

NDS / STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM (1st - $2,000; 2nd - $1,500; 3rd through 7th - $1000)
(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
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, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. Each university can nominate up to two students for this award.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Student Recognition application

 

NDS Junior Merit Scholarship (1st - $1,500; 2nd through 4th - $1,000)
(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate junior students 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 interest in the dairy industry.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Junior Merit Scholarship application

 

NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship (1st - $1,500; 2nd through 4th - $1,000)
(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomore students 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.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Sophomore Merit Scholarship application

 

NDS / DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship (1st - $1,500; 2nd through 5th - $1,000)
(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include: Dairy or Agricultural Marketing, Dairy Product Development, Dairy Quality Control or Testing, Dairy Foods or Nutrition, and Food Product Science. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests in Milk Marketing or Dairy Products. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc.
Application Deadline is April 15

Application currently being revised. Please check back February 1, 2015.

 

NDS / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship (1st - $1,500; 2nd through 5th - $1,000)
(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students 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.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Education & Communications Scholarship application

 

NDS / IAGER SCHOLARSHIP(S) (2 at $1,000)
One scholarship is 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 is sponsored from a fund donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles lager, well known Maryland Holstein breeders.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Iager Scholarship Application

 

NDS / MAURICE E. CORE SCHOLARSHIP (2 at $1000)
This scholarship is available to current freshman students at a four year college who are majoring in a dairy/animal industry related field with interest in working in the dairy industry in the future. Scholarship is based on leadership abilities, volunteerism, activities and plans for the future. This scholarship sponsored by the Maurice E. Core Scholarship fund, a fund created by donations from the Friends of Maurice E. Core, longtime leader in the Jersey breed and National Dairy Shrine.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Core Scholarship application

 

NDS/ McCULLOUGH SCHOLARSHIPS (1st-$2,500 & 2nd-$1,500).
Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications. Scholarship is based on communication abilities and future plans. This scholarship is sponsored from a bequest fund sponsored by Marshall .E. McCullough, well-known Georgia nutrition researcher, educator and journalist. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a McCullough Scholarship application

 

NDS / 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. Students who are eligible 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.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Klussendorf / Mckown Scholarship application

 

2014 National Dairy Shrine