Opening in 8 Days
$1,000–$1,500
3 Award Winners
Application Open Date
3/1/2024
Application Deadline
4/15/2024
Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior

Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

Funded by
National Dairy Shrine
Opening in 8 Days
$1,000–$1,500
3 Award Winners
Scholarship Open Date
3/1/2024
Scholarship Close Date
4/15/2024
Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior

The grant is named after Merton Sowerby, a long-serving Guernsey classifier, well-known herdsman, National Dairy Shrine Pioneer, and member of the National Dairy Hall of Fame. Three innovative and ambitious undergraduate students in the dairy sector will receive up to $1,500 in financial aid from the National Dairy Shrine.

These awards are given to undergraduate sophomores and juniors who want to pursue teaching or communication jobs in the dairy or food industries. Successful applicants get to study the following majors in their chosen fields, including human nutrition, social media & communications, marketing, education, public relations, food science, and journalism.

Leadership, experience, academic aptitude, and a passion for education or communications are all factors that the committee considers when awarding grants. Financial aid assists students in paying for tuition, study materials, and personal expense stipends.

Scholarship Summary

The grant is named after Merton Sowerby, a long-serving Guernsey classifier, well-known herdsman, National Dairy Shrine Pioneer, and member of the National Dairy Hall of Fame. Three innovative and ambitious undergraduate students in the dairy sector will receive up to $1,500 in financial aid from the National Dairy Shrine.

These awards are given to undergraduate sophomores and juniors who want to pursue teaching or communication jobs in the dairy or food industries. Successful applicants get to study the following majors in their chosen fields, including human nutrition, social media & communications, marketing, education, public relations, food science, and journalism.

Leadership, experience, academic aptitude, and a passion for education or communications are all factors that the committee considers when awarding grants. Financial aid assists students in paying for tuition, study materials, and personal expense stipends.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Key Information of Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Dairy
  • Food Science
  • Healthcare
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Public Relations

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submit besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship Timeline

March

Application Opening Date

Applications open on March 1.

April

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 15.

How to ace the Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

1

Get two powerful letters of reference

Your application will be bolstered by letters of recommendation that are both informative and factual. Recommendations from a respected faculty member who is familiar with your academic achievements and extracurricular activities are very valuable.

2

Shine in your application through your transcripts

Attach your transcripts to your application to demonstrate your academic prowess. Describe how the award will enable you to achieve even more now that you are no longer concerned about money.

3

Elaborate your leadership skills and community involvement

When submitting your application, make sure to mention your extracurricular activities. Describe your outstanding leadership talents in a variety of club and group roles. Show how your involvement has helped your coworkers or the community.

4

Detail your future plans in dairy

Write a 500-word essay outlining your road to a successful dairy career. Explain how financial aid will help you achieve your career goals in your essay.

How the Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship is Judged

Scholarships are offered based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership talents, participation in student activities, participation in dairy-related national events, and a strong desire to work in the dairy industry after graduation.

Why We Love the Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

1

Networking with former and current winners

A National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet honors the winners of the Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship. During this occasion, successful applicants get the opportunity to network with other awards as well as previous and current winners.

2

Opportunity to make a difference

Only undergraduate candidates planning to pursue higher education in the dairy business are considered by the selection committee. This helps students get the knowledge and abilities needed to conduct research and apply new ideas in the industry.

3

Chance to attend workshops and conferences

The award enables you to participate in conferences and seminars. Such events aid in the formation of networks and the development of your skills and personality.

5 Facts About Dairy Shrine / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

01.

Recognizes outstanding students in the dairy field

Only prospective undergraduate dairy students, who are interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry, are eligible.

02.

Seeks to strengthen the future of dairy

Dairy Shrine has constantly increased its youth programs to attract and challenge exceptional youth interested in dairy studies and related occupations.

03.

Grants award is fair and merit based

While the selection committee invites all competent applicants to apply, awards are given solely on merit, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

04.

Only one transcript is required

With one transcript, applicants can apply to all programs they want.

05.

It is a one-time award

The award is non-renewable. However, previous recipients can reapply.