Nat’l String Cheese Day – Dairy Agriculture Scholarship Opportunities!

It’s time for America to stand together in support of our love for String Cheese. Join us as we celebrate National String Cheese Day on September 20. Whether you call it String Cheese, Snack Cheese or Cheese Sticks…there’s no denying that you call it delicious!

Pack it for a picnic. Have it on a hike. Pass it out for a team snack. And of course, no lunch is complete without this tasty treat. You’ve got to hand it to String Cheese—it’s the fun, easy and protein-packed food that goes wherever you do! It’s no wonder String Cheese has so much “a-peel” with both kids and adults alike. Usually made with mozzarella, String Cheese melts easily when heated making it an excellent addition to recipes, too.

Perhaps the most enjoyable part of String Cheese is deciding how to eat it. Most people go for the classic “peel down and chow down” method—separating each stick into thin strands. (After all, it is kind of fun to play with your food!) Others prefer the “get down to business” approach of removing the wrapper and biting into the stick. (Why wait to get that delicious cheese into your belly?) However, you choose to eat it, get your hands on some every September 20th!

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Let’s take a look at Dairy Agriculture scholarship opportunities!

Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for the eventual sale of a dairy product.

FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP

Farm Credit awards more than 75 scholarships each year to college bound students based on academics, leadership qualities and community involvement. The application process may take between 10-30 minutes and will need to be completed in one setting. Only online applications will be accepted. You may apply for multiple scholarships, but will only be eligible to receive one scholarship per school year.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP

DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS

Dairy Farmers of America, we believe it is important to invest in the next generation of leaders to ensure a bright future for the dairy industry. That is why we established the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program.

The Foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students:

  • Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college, but have not yet started classes
  • Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, but have not yet graduated
  • Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DFA SCHOLARSHIPS

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 (Up to 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 interest in the dairy industry.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Kildee Graduate Application

NDS / KILDEE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (1 at $1,000)
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 5th – $1,000)
(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

Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship (1st – $1,500; 2nd through 4th – $1,000)
(Number of scholarships is dependent on number and quality of applicants).
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.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Junior Merit Scholarship application

NDS Lancaster 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

Download a Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship application

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) (up to 2 at $1,000)
Iager 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.
Application Deadline is April 15

Download a Iager Scholarship Application

NDS / MAURICE E. CORE SCHOLARSHIP (2 at $1,000)
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-$2,000 & 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

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