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Earn a $1000 Scholarship from St. Louis District Dairy Council

St. Louis District Dairy Council is offering two educational awards of $1000 each. Qualified applicants include dairy producers whose check-off funding is directed to St. Louis District Dairy Council, and spouses and children. Eligibility includes one award per family per year. A former applicant may reapply in subsequent years, providing he or she remains eligible. This scholarship will not be awarded to the same applicant more than two times.

"Thank you so much for giving me the honor of receiving one of your scholarships!  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.  This scholarship will assist me in pursuing my degress in Animals Sciece and Agriculture Communications.  Thank you again for your support of the youth of the dairy industry and our futures" - Morgan W., winner 2014
 Applicants must meet these eligibility guidelines:
  • Must be a high school graduate or graduating in 2018
  • Must be accepted or enrolled for full-time or part-time study in any degree program at an accredited college, university or community college
  • Must be a resident of Illinois or Missouri and a dairy producer whose check-off funding is directed to St. Louis District Dairy Council
Applicants must provide the following:
  • Completed application form
  • Official high school transcript, if applicable
  • Official college or community college transcript
  • Personal statement of 500 words maximum
  • Additional essay of 250 words maximum explaining how dairy farming has impacted personal skills and character
  • Completed Activities Template (Template document provided by IAA Foundation)

 "Thank you for taking the time and effort to consider me for this scholarship.  I take great pride in living ona dairy farm and being a part of the farming community.  I am looking forward to using this money to further my eduction."                    Kendall L., 2016 winner.

To Apply

The St. Louis District Dairy Council Scholarship is administered by the Illinois Agricultural Association Foundation. Application, guidelines and the Activities Template are available on the IAA Foundation website:

The application period is December 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018. Completed applications must be submitted electronically on or before February 1, 2018.