Dairy MAX Supports Future Dairy Industry with Scholarships

Jan 23, 2017
Dairy MAX Supports Future Dairy Industry with Scholarships

It’s no secret college is quite costly. From application to graduation, paying for a college education can be tough for students and their families.

That’s why Dairy MAX commits to providing scholarships toward continued education for youth active in the dairy industry.

“Each year, we provide two $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing their college degree,” says John Cass, director of industry and image relations at Dairy MAX. “The dairy farm families we represent are interested in supporting their communities and giving back, and this is one way we can help do that.”

Dairy MAX’s scholarship program, now in its eleventh year, continues to support youth and education.

“To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student currently studying an agricultural program,” says Cass.

What makes this scholarship program unique? As a way of giving back to dairy farm families in their region, Dairy MAX focuses on helping students committed to the dairy industry—in one way or another.

“To apply, students also must be a child of a dairy producer, a child of a dairy farm employee, or a 4-H or FFA dairy show participant who has participated in their junior or senior year of high school,” states Cass.

Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, leadership activities and an interest in the agricultural industry. Previous scholarship recipients demonstrated a commitment to their communities through volunteering and participation in leadership activities, all while maintaining exemplary grades.

As the world becomes more digital, the scholarship program too is evolving with the times.

“New this year, the applications will be submitted through an online form. Applicants can save their work and submit their applications online,” says Cass.

To apply, applicants must fill out the basic application form online and provide their certified high school transcript and undergraduate transcript, if applicable.

“Since we are committed to helping students pursuing a career in agriculture, applicants must also submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay explaining how the scholarship will help them reach their career goals in the agriculture industry,” states Cass.

The application is available online here. Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Scholarship winners will be notified of their awards by May 1, 2017.