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- Below is a list of Scholarships and other Competitive Awards for undergraduate students in Dairy Science or a closely-related field. This list will grow over time. If you are aware of an opportunity and want to share it, please leave that information with Sarah Lederer in the main office of the Dairy Science Department - Thanks!
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- DAIRY SCIENCE Department, UW-Madison.
- Through a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. William Ward, retired dairy farmers from Fort Atkinson, the Dairy Science Department is pleased to announce the availability of two or four W. Ward Travel Scholarships. Traditionally, these scholarships are for students to attend the biennial spring (early March) Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno, NV. The scholarships provide air fare, hotel, and conference registration. The Western Dairy Management Conference is one of the premier dairy conferences in the country. This conference offers an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons and to learn from industry experts and extension specialists. The conference is held biennially. Full program details are at the WDM web site.
If interested, please feel free to check the application guidelines for the March 7 to 9, 2007 conference. Applications are due Friday February 9, 2007. For any questions, please email Dr. Wattiaux.
CALS CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS. Every year CALS offers scholarship to continuing students. Whether you are a past recipient or you never received a scholarship, you can (and should) apply (or reapply) every year you are enrolled as a student. You have to fill in an On-line Continuing Student Scholarship Application. Typically the deadline is February 1, unless noted otherwise. Note that all dairy science scholarships are handled through this "channel."
CALS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS. Every year CALS STUDY ABROAD program offers scholarship for short-term (winter break, summer break, study tours) or long-term (semester long) programs abroad. You can download and fill in a Short Term or Long Term Scholarship Application. Typically the deadline is the same as the CALS continuing student scholarship described above (February 1) unless noted otherwise.
CALS / UW-Madison Funds for (summer) Research. Honors students interested in obtaining funding for summer research projects should note that there is an annual deadline, usually February 15 Honor research funding for details and application. University funding sources exist as well -- see, for example, the Hilldale and Holstrom awards. Deadline for these two programs is also in mid-February.
UW-Madison WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS. are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3000 to a student ($5000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2000 to help offset project related costs. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service. The application deadline for 2011-12 fellowships is February 11, 2011.
National DHIA. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of scholastic achievements and leadership in school and community activities. Scholarships are awarded to incoming and continuing students at technical and two-year and four-year institutions. Eligibility is defined as a family member or employee of a herd on DHIA test, or a family member of an employee, or employee of a DHIA affiliate. Please note that you may only receive the National DHIA scholarship one time. All scholarships are $500. There is an annual deadline, usually September 30 but the award is made in May of the following year. See www.dhia.org for details and application. For your reference, download the 2007 scholarship application here.
National Dairy Shrine. Learn more about the 6 annual Dairy Shrine Scholarship Program. Application Deadline is March 15 of each year unless noted otherwise.
- National Dairy Shrine/Iager Dairy [one $1000] Scholarships (deadline: July 1).
- Kildee Graduate/Undergraduate Scholarships:
- Kildee [two $3000] Scholarship (Advanced Study).
- Kildee [one $2000] Scholarship Undergraduate Study.
- Dairy Student Recognition Contest [The first place winner $1,500 cash award, second place $1,000 and third through seventh place $500 each].
- National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships.
- McCullough [one $2500 and one $1000] Scholarship.
- Klussendorf [one $1000] Scholarship.
Dairy Farmers of America Offers Scholarships.
Dairy Farmers of America is inviting students pursuing any aspect of the dairy industry to apply for $1,500 scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in a two- or four- year college, university, or trade school. Additionally, seniors in high school planning to enroll as well as post-graduates are eligible to apply. Winners will be based on the following criteria: commitment and passion to have a career in the dairy industry, and responses to three essay questions, extracurricular activities, award, recognition, and work experience, academic achievement, and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded by Dairy Farmers of America at its annual meeting in March, 2008, in Kansas City, Missouri. Applications must include two letters of recommendation, and the most recent high school or college transcript. They may be submitted online, e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to Dairy Farmers of America, ATTN: Scholarship Foundation, 10220 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. For an application and more details visit www.dfamily.com/DFAScholarship or contact Stephanie Meyers at 816-801-6478.
Current Application Deadline: January 15, 2008.
National Dairy Board. Learn more about the NDPRB Undergraduate Scholarship Program. You have to be in a program that emphasizes dairy with an interest in any of the following areas: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag education Application Deadline is usually by the end of May of each year with awards announced by July 15.
- NDPRB [19 $1500] Scholarships.
- James H. Loper Jr. Memorial [one $2500] Scholarship
Eldon Roesler Scholarship; Wisconsin Agri-Servise Asscociation, Inc (WASA). Eldon Roesler Scholarship-WASA offers scholarships of $1000 each to any student that is a resident of Wisconsin, is studying at a Wisconsin university, college, or technical college in an agriculture discipline or in another discipline with the stated intent of pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field and has completed a minimum of one year of study, has a minimum 2.75 grade point average, and can demonstrate in written form qualities of leadership, academic ability and financial need.
Download the 2007 application and guidelines, here. Information about this scholarship can be obtained by emailing the scholarship committee at email@example.com, or by calling : 1-608-223-1111. Applications are due April 30, 2007. For future reference visit the WASA web site.
Accelerated Genetics' Collegiate Scholarship Program. Two, [$1000] scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in a short course, vocational technical college or a four-year university degree program by Accelerated Genetics. The collegiate scholarship program is for individuals who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year and are majoring in dairy, beef or an agricultural-related area. The applicant or their parents must be currently purchasing semen or products from an authorized Accelerated Genetics representative. To obtain an application form, individuals can download it from the National FFA Foundation web-site or by contacting the National FFA Foundation at 317/802-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due typically due by mid- February to: National Scholarship Office, National FFA Center, PO Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268. This scholarship program is managed by Accelerated Genetics and the National FFA Foundation.
- Alltech's Young Animal Scientist. Alltech created the Young Animal Scientist Award to promote develop talent among undergraduate students from around the world. To participate in this competition, students must write a scientific paper based on a topic involving animal feed technologies. The contest will include two phases, and the winner of the regional level (North America) will move on to the International Grand Prize level. Cash prizes are awarded at each level. The winner of the Grand Prize receives a $5,000 award. Registration deadlines in usually late december and the deadline for submission of the paper in during the winter break (mid-Janauary). See more at Alltech Young Animal Scientist web site. If you are interested, please contact one of your nutrition professor to discuss your ideas.