Lely North America is celebrating Dairy Month this June by establishing the new 2016 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program that will be awarded annually.
Five qualified students residing in the United States will be awarded a one-year, $1,000 scholarship. Students must be at least 18 years old and enrolled at an accredited junior college, college, university, or graduate school. The student must be registered in a program that can equip the student to contribute to the dairy industry and be current or previous members of the 4-H or FFA organizations. A full list of requirements can be found at www.lelyna.com/scholarships.
"The future of the dairy industry depends on the development of a solid group of experts entering the industry," said Peter Langebeeke, President of Lely North America. "The Lely North America Future Dairy Scholarship program provides support to those who will help build the future of the industry.
"June Dairy Month is about recognizing individuals who make this industry strong," Langebeeke said. "Lely is excited to offer these scholarships to the hard-working students who are the future."
To apply, students should visit www.lelyna.com/scholarships and complete the application form.
Students need to submit an essay response (500-700 words) to the question "How will automated milking and feeding equipment impact the future of the dairy industry?"