Spring is in the air, a time when many high school graduates and college students are looking to the future as they consider higher education and their future careers. Luckily, there are scholarships available to help pay for the ever-increasing costs.
The dairy community and others in the world of agriculture are also looking to the future as they seek to invest in the next generation of students who are seeking to make their career home in agriculture.
If you’re interested in an agricultural-related degree, don’t miss out on these scholarship opportunities! Deadlines are fast approaching, so the time to act is now.
Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Scholarship – Due May 1
Awarded to the son or daughter of a current Oregon dairy producer attending a four-year college or university.
Oregon Dairy Women Scholarship – Due May 1
Awarded to students majoring in Animal Science, Food Science, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Dietetics or other areas related or having an impact on the dairy industry, or be the son or daughter of an Oregon dairy family or worked on a dairy for at least two years or had a 4-H or FFA dairy project for four years.
National Dairy Promotion and Research Board – Due May 7
Awards up to 11 $2500 scholarships to eligible undergrad students enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy.
Farm Bureau Scholarships – Deadlines vary per county
Awarded to high school students, or students enrolled in an accredited school of higher education, who are pursuing a field that relates to, or benefits, agriculture.
Connecting college students from across the country who are passionate about sharing positive information about animal agriculture.
Oregon has many great institutions where students can earn degrees at all levels from associate to doctoral, gaining work experience along the way. There are many career opportunities related to agriculture and food production to fit many interests, from food science to animal nutrition, veterinary services to agronomy.