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Scholarships available to Minnesota Milk members

Up to a dozen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

April 26, 2023

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REWARDING LEADERS: The Minnesota Milk Producers Association is making funds available through two different avenues for scholarships for higher education, as well as to grow leadership skills through the Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership program.Kevin Schulz

Minnesota Milk Producers Association is looking to support dairy youth in furthering their educations by awarding up to a dozen $1,000 secondary education scholarships to its membership.

Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or college undergraduates. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, or a two-year program at a technical, junior or community college. The area of study does not need to be agriculture-related.

“Investing in future leaders fundamentally connects to our core value at Minnesota Milk: advancing the success of our state’s dairy farms,” says Lucas Sjostrom, Minnesota Milk Producers Association executive director. “Through this program, we hope to support the growth and success of not only our members, but the entire Minnesota dairy community.”

Applicants’ families must be current producer-members or employees of a current Minnesota Milk Producers Association member.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, academic honors, goals and aspirations, recommendations and work experience.

MARL funding

Minnesota Milk will also award funds up to $1,500 per class to dairy leaders growing their leadership skills within Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership.

Applicants must be an MN Milk director, current producer-member or employee of a current producer-member of MN Milk and enrolled in the MARL program.

The full application and guidelines can be found on the Minnesota Milk website. Applications can be found online here and here and must be submitted through the online application portal, with academic scholarships applications due by May 15. MARL scholarships are always available for enrollees. For more information, contact Lucas Sjostrom at 320-429-4838 or [email protected].

Source: Minnesota Milk Producers Association

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