Hoard's Dairyman College Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. In the table below is a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring agriculture or with a dairy background. If you would like your scholarship added to our list, please send an email with all the information to editors@hoards.com.

Accelerated Genetics
Scholarships: 4-$500
Application: www.accelgen.com
Questions: 608-355-5422
Due: February 15, 2016
For high school seniors and college students planning to major in agriculture who are or have a family member who is a customer of Accelerated Genetics.

Agriculture Future of America
AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships
Scholarships: 60-$1,600 academic, $1,000 sponsorship to AFA Leaders Conference
Application: www.agfuture.org/scholarships
Questions: 816-472-4232
Due: March 18, 2016
For high school seniors and current college students pursuing 4-year degrees in an agriculture related field.

AgStar Financial Services
Fund for Rural America
Scholarships: 40-$1,000
Application: www.agstar.com
Questions: 952-997-1255
Due: April 1, 2016
For students who are residents of AgStar's territory.

All-American Dairy Foundation, Inc.
Arthur W. Nesbitt Scholarship
Scholarship: 2 – at $1,000.00
Application: www.allamericandairyfoundation.org
Questions: 804-240-1539
Due: July 15, 2016
Previous participant in youth events at the All-American Dairy Show

American Agricultural Editors Association
Scholarships: 1-$2,000, 3-$1,000
Application: http://ageditors.com
Questions: 641-744-2114
Due: February 22, 2016
For members of the National ACT Organization.

American Guernsey Association
Scholarships: 2-$750, 3-$500
Application: www.usguernsey.com
Questions: 614-339-5392
Due: March 31, 2016
For AGA Junior Members. Requirements vary (see applications).

American Jersey Cattle Association
Scholarships: 7 awards totaling $16,750
Application: www.usjersey.com
Questions: 614-332-4456
Due: July 1, 2016
For students who have experience with Jersey cattle.

Brown Swiss Association
Scholarships: 1-$1,000
Application: www.brownswissusa.com
Questions: 608-365-4474
Due: March 15, 2016
For youth members majoring in agriculture, or for the purchase of a Brown Swiss calf.

California Farm Bureau
Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships: 20 to 30-$1,000
Application: www.cfbf.com
Questions: 916-561-5500
Due: March 1
For California residents.

CHS Foundation
Scholarships: 300-$1,000 to $2,000
Application: www.chsfoundation.org
Questions: 800-814-0506
Due: March 15, 2016
For high school and college students pursuing an agriculture related field.

CRI (AgSource Cooperative Services, Genex Cooperative, Inc.)
Scholarships: 4-$750
Application: http://bit.ly/CRIscholarship
Questions: 888-333-1783
Due: March 31
For high school seniors or undergraduate students attending a four-year college/university or a two-year technical college this fall. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in an agricultural field. Applicants must be affiliated with a member of a CRI cooperative subsidiary (AgSource or Genex) by having an active role on the member's dairy or ranch.

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Scholarship
Scholarships: 1-$1,000
Application: www.calfandheifer.org
Questions: 877-434-1783
Due: February 19, 2016
For a member or family member of DCHA pursuing an agriculture related field.

Dairy Farmers of America Scholarships
Scholarships: multiple-$500, $1,000 or 1500
Application: www.dfamilk.com
Questions: 816-801-6118
Due: January 15, 2016
For students pursuing any aspect of the dairy industry ranging from herd management to nutrition, genetics, or communications. Applicants must also be enrolled in or planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or trade school.

Daughters of American Agriculture
Scholarships: 2-$1,000
Application: www.americanagriwomen.org
Questions: 406-652-9678
Due: June 1, 2016
For young women with agriculture work experience and financial need.

DMI/National Dairy Shrine
Milk Marketing Scholarships
Scholarships: 1-$1,500, 5-$1,000
Application: www.dairyshrine.org
Questions: 920-863-6333
Due: April 15, 2016
For students planning a career in dairy product marketing.

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
Scholarships: 10-$1,000 and and two $750 specifically for technical college students
Application: www.equitycoop.com
Questions: 800-362-3989 ext: 152
Due: November 30, 2015
Applications are evaluated on scholastic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. Applicants or parents must be an active member of the association.

Farm First Dairy Cooperative
Scholarships: 25 to 35-$750 to $1,000
Application: www.farmfirstdairycooperative.com
Questions: 608-244-3373
Due: March 1, 2016
For members or family members of Family Dairies USA.

Farm Kids For College
Sponsored by National Farmers Organization
Scholarships: 3-$1,000
Application: www.nfo.org
Questions: 515-598-4670 or hbergren@nfo.org
Due: March 3, 2016
For high school seniors planning to major in an agriculture related field.

Farm Credit West
Scholarships: Several $1,000
Application: www.farmcreditwest.com
Questions: 915-780-1166
Due: February 15, 2015
For Farm Credit West members and immediate family.

Farm Credit East
Scholarships: 31-$1,500
Application: www.farmcrediteast.com
Questions: email specialoffers@farmcrediteast.com
Due: February 29, 2016
For Farm Credit East customers or dependents of customers.

Foremost Farms USA
Scholarships: 20-$2,000
Application: www.foremostfarms.com
Questions: 608-355-9798
Due: February 29, 2016
For cooperative member-owners or children of member-owners.

Horizon Organic HOPE Scholarship
Scholarships: up to 4-$2,500
Application: Contact Sarah Markowski
Questions: 303-635-4611
Due: May 15, 2015
For children or grandchildren of Horizon producers.

Institute of Food Technologists
Scholarships: multiple: Varies, check website
Application: www.ift.org
Questions: 312-782-8424
Due: Varies depending on scholarship
For food science/technology majors.

Leo Briggs Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships: 1-$500
Application: email jtills@adadc.com
Questions: 315-472-9143
Due: November 20, 2015
For a student from New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, or Northern New Jersey with an interest in agriculture or dairy product nutrition.

NDS/Kildee Scholarships
Scholarships: 2-$3,000, 1-$1,500
Application: www.dairyshrine.org
Questions: 920-863-6333
Due: April 15, 2016
The top 25 individuals in the national 4-H/FFA and intercollegiate judging contests are eligible to apply.

NDS/Klussendorf Scholarship
Scholarships: 7-$1,500
Application: www.dairyshrine.org
Questions: 920-863-6333
Due: April 15, 2016
For dairy science majors planning to enter into the dairy industry as a breeder, owner, herdsperson, or fitter.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative
Scholarships: 5-$1,000
Application: www.mdvamilk.com
Questions: 800-552-1976
Due: February 12, 2016
For dependents or employees of members.

NDS/McCullough Scholarships
Scholarships: 1-$2,500, 1-$1,500
Application: www.dairyshrine.org
Questions: 920-863-6333
Due: April 15, 2016
For high school seniors planning to major in dairy and/or animal science and communications.

Midwest Dairy Association
Scholarships: Varies
Application: www.midwestdairycheckoff.com
Questions: 800-642-3895
Due: Varies
The awards are available for 7 regions in the Midwest. Must be an immediate family member of a dairy producer.

Murray Wise Associates
Scholarships: Several at $1,000 (renewable)
Application: www.murraywiseassociates.com/foundation
Questions: 800-607-6888
Due: March 1, 2016
Recipients are selected based on academic credentials, including class rank, grade point average and test scores. "Because we are seeking to identify and help future leaders, we also look for those who have demonstrated leadership qualities, especially in agriculture and community-based extracurricular activities."

National Association of Farm Broadcasters
Scholarships: 3-$5,000
Application: www.nafb.com
Questions: 816-431-4032
Due: Early June
For agricultural communications students with interest in broadcasting.

National Ayrshire Youth Committee
Scholarship: 1-$500
Application: www.usayrshire.com
Questions: 614-335-0020
Due: March 1, 2016
For a five-year junior association member planning a career in agriculture.

National Corn Growers and BASF
Scholarships: 5-$1,000
Application: www.ncga.com
Questions: 636-733-9004 ext. 137
Due: Early December
For Students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field and who are immediate family of a national Corn Growers member.

National Dairy Promotion and Research Board
Scholarships: 19-$1,500, 1-$2,500
Application: www.dairycheckoff.com
Questions: 847-627-3335
Due: Mid-April
(Sophomore through seniors) For majors in communications and/or public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science and agricultural education.

National DHIA Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Several-$750
Application: www.dhia.org
Questions: 608-848-6455, ext. 112
Due: October 15, 2015
Applicant must have an immediate family member that is on DHIA test or is a DHIA employee.

National Farmers Union Foundation
Scholarships: Multiple-$1,500, multiple-$1,000, 1 to 2-$1,000 to $2,000 total
Application: www.nfu.org
Questions: 800-347-1961
Due: February to April (3 different scholarships)
For high school seniors who are members of the Farmers Union.

National FFA Organization
Scholarships: 400-plus for a total of
more than $1 million
Application: www.ffa.org
Due: February 15, 2016
Application packets are available online or from your FFA advisor.

National Holstein Women’s Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships: Total-$8,000
Application: www.nhwso.com
Questions: 585-993-8026
Due: Mid-February
For members of the Junior Holstein Association who have completed one year of college and are pursuing a career in an agricultural field.

National Milk Producers Federation Scholarship
Scholarships: Varies
Application: www.nmpf.org
Questions: 703-243-6111
Due: Late March
For graduate students with majors that emphasize dairy.

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association
Scholarships: Several $1,000 and $2,000
Application: www.nfpda.org
Questions: 315-472-9134
Due: May 31, 2016

North American International Livestock Exposition
Scholarship: 1-$1,000
Application: www.livestockexpo.org
Questions: 502-595-3166
Due: September 30, 2015
For a high school senior that exhibits dairy at NAILE.

NorthStar Cooperative scholarship
Scholarship: 3-$500 scholarships
Application: 2017 PDF application
Website: www.northstarcooperative.com
Questions: 800.631.3510
Due: October 1, 2016
For students currently enrolled and attending a college, university or vocational school majoring in an ag-related field, who are stockowners or children of stockowners in the Cooperative.

Northwest Farm Credit Services
Scholarships: 44-$2,000
Application: www.farm-credit.com
Questions: 800-743-2125
Due: March 1, 2016
For customers in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Alaska.
Any major is eligible, but preference is given to agriculture students.

Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program

  • Dairy Science Scholarship
    Scholarships: 1 - $1,500
    Application: www.dairyspot.com
    Questions: 267-322-6917
    Due: May 1
    Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students entering their sophomore-senior year who are enrolled in the Livestock Science and Management in the Animal Science Department at Delaware Valley College.
  • Food Marketing Scholarship
    Scholarships: 1 - $1,500
    Application: www.dairyspot.com
    Questions: 267-322-6917
    Due: May 1
    Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students entering their sophomore-senior year who are enrolled in the Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.
  • Pennsylvania Dairy Innovation Scholarship
    Scholarships: 1 - $1,500
    Application: www.agsci.psu.edu
    Questions: 267-322-6904
    Due: April 30, 2016
    Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Food Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University who have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.

Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association/Center for Dairy Excellence
Scholarships: 2 - $3,000
Application: http://centerfordairyexcellence.org/student-leader-scholarships/
Questions: Emily Yeiser at eyeiser@centerfordairyexcellence.org
Due: June 1, 2016
Students must be pursuing a dairy related career and must be an undergraduate enrolled in a qualifying field of study. Five of the scholarships awarded through the Student Leader Program will be designated at Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Scholarships, while the remaining two will be designated as Center Foundation Scholarships.

Priority One
Scholarships: total-$4,000
Application: www.forhealthycows.com
Questions: 920-682-0264
Due: December 1, 2015
For immediate family of Priority One customers.

Red & White Dairy Cattle Association
Scholarships: Varies
Web: www.redandwhitecattle.com
Application: rwdcainfo@gmail.com
Questions: 608-790-4909
Due date depends on convention date (usually June 1). For members of RWDCA.

Select Sire Power
Scholarships: 1-$2,500, several $750
Application: www.selectsirepower.com
Questions: 540-483-5123
Due: January 31, 2016
For a college student majoring in agriculture who is or has a family member who is a customer of Select Sire Power.

Sullivan Show Supply
Scholarships: 20-$1,000
Application: www.sullivansupply.com
Questions: luke@sullivansupply.com
Due: March 15, 2016
For students with a passion for the livestock industry and/or raising livestock.

Trans Ova
Scholarships: 3-$1500
Application: www.transova.com/youth/scholarships
Questions: 260-273-6275
Due: March 1, 2016
The scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students in their first or second year of undergraduate study.
Students are not required to be studying in an agriculture field, but candidates are asked to show active involvement or future intent of involvement in the beef and/or dairy industries.

Turf and Ornamental Communications Association
Scholarships: 1-$2,500
Application: www.toca.org
Questions: 952-958-6340
Due: March 2, 2016
For a student pursuing a career in green industry communications.

Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association
Scholarships: 2 or 3-varies
Application: http://umdia.org
Questions: doris@sunriseag.net
Due: January 31
For students in the UMDIA region pursuing a degree related to the dairy industry.

UnitedAg Scholarship
Scholarships: $80,000 given, range from $500 to $6,000
Application: www.unitedag.org
Questions: 800-223-4590 or scholarship@unitedag.org
Due: February 28, 2015
For students majoring in any field of study. Applicants must be affiliated with UnitedAg, either as a child/grandchild of a member or an employee of a member.

United Dairymen of Idaho
Scholarships: 19-$1,500
Application: www.idahodairy.com
Questions: 208-736-1953 or info@udidaho.org
Due: Mid-March
For high school seniors that are immediate family members of licensed Idaho operations. The dairy must have a valid milk permit at the time the scholarship application is submitted.

WinField Careers in Agriculture
Scholarships: 20-$1,000 (10 for high school seniors and 10 for college freshmen and sophomores)
Application: www.winfield.com
Questions: 651-375-5244 (Megan Jacobson)
Due: February 5, 2016
For students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production or closely related fields. The scholarship is available only to high school seniors, graduating in 2013, or college students in their first or second year of pursuing a two- or four-year degree.