Deadline for NDS Scholarships is April 15

Applications for scholarships from the National Dairy Shrine (NDS) are being accepted until the April 15, 2020, deadline. Official scholarship application award forms are available on the National Dairy Shrine website. Click on the youth tab and then scholarship applications. Or, find the direct link here.

If you have questions, contact the organization’s office by email at info@dairyshrine.org.

Award recipients will be announced this summer and officially honored at the annual NDS awards banquet in Madison, Wis., on Thursday October 1, 2020.

Scholarships

The NDS Recognition Program recognizes and rewards graduating seniors planning a career in the dairy industry.  There will be a $2,000 cash award given to the top selection, a $1,500 award for second place, and three to seven $1000 cash awards, depending on the number and quality of applicants.

NDS/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing-Dairy Products Scholarships are available to encourage students to pursue careers in the marketing or development of dairy products. The highest selection receives a $1,500 scholarship while the other recipients receive $1,000 scholarships. Up to five scholarships are awarded annually.

NDS/DMI Education & Communication Scholarships are available to encourage students to pursue careers in the education or communication of the value of dairy products and the dairy industry. The highest selection receives a $1,500 scholarship while the other recipients receive $1,000 scholarships. Up to five scholarships are awarded annually.

Kildee Scholarships are offered for post-graduate study.  Qualified applicants may include the top 25 All-American contestants in one of the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contests plus members of the first and second-place teams in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge National Contest. These students are eligible to apply for up to two $3,000 graduate school scholarships.

The NDS Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship recognizes and rewards current college juniors planning a career in the dairy industry.  There will be a $1,500 cash award given to the top selection and two to five more $1,000 cash awards, depending on the number and quality of applicants.

The NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship recognizes and rewards current college sophomores planning a career in the dairy industry.  There will be a $1,500 cash award given to the top selection and two to five more $1,000 cash awards depending on the number and quality of applicants.

Depending on number and quality of applicants there will be two to four Maurice Core Freshman Scholarships awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a freshman college student attending a four-year agricultural college. This scholarship is sponsored from a fund created in honor of Maurice E. Core, long-time industry leader and past Executive Director of National Dairy Shrine.

Up to Two NDS Marshall McCullough scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to college freshmen attending a four-year college or university and majoring in: Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agriculture Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. This scholarship fund was created by Dr. Marshall McCullough of Athens, Ga.

Up to two NDS Iager Dairy Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to second year college students enrolled in a two-year agricultural college. This scholarship is sponsored by a fund created by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Iager of Fulton, Md.

Three Klussendorf scholarships are given in the amount of $1,500 to students in their first, second, or third year at a two or four-year college or university.  Applicants need to major in Dairy or Animal Science with intentions to enter the dairy cattle industry. These scholarships are funded by the Klussendorf Association.

Four McKown scholarships are given in the amount of $1,500 to students in their first, second, or third year at a two or four-year college or university.  Applicants need to major in Dairy or Animal Science with intentions to enter the dairy cattle industry. These scholarships are funded by the Klussendorf/McKown Fund.