Students striving to become future leaders in the dairy industry may be one step closer to their career goals with the help of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) annual DFA Cares Scholarship program. Since the program’s inception, DFA has awarded 28 scholarships totaling $42,000.
Currently in its fourth year, the program is open to students planning a career in dairy, either as a producer or in numerous related fields, such as veterinary medicine or dairy nutrition.
“Encouraging promising students who intend to bring their skills and passion to dairy is an important investment in the future,” said David Darr, vice president of sustainability and public affairs, who oversees the DFA Cares Scholarship. “Rewarding these students for their hard work is one way we can ensure that we continue to bring young people into the industry.”
Any dairy-oriented student enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college, university or trade school is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The program is open to high school seniors and post graduates, as well.
Award recipients will be selected based on their commitment and passion to a career in the dairy industry, extracurricular activity involvement, academic achievements, prior work experience and financial need. Applicants must include two letters of recommendation and their most recent high school or college transcript.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. More information about the DFA Cares Scholarship is available at www.dfamilk.com/careers.
Source: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.