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Applications for Midwest Dairy Association Iowa Division scholarships and a summer internship with the organization are due March 17.The organization offers 20 $1,000 scholarships to family members of dairy farmers in Iowa who fund Midwest Dairy Association, which delivers dairy promotion programs across 10 states including Iowa. The family must have an active dairy as of Jan. 1 of 2017 and reside in Iowa. The dairy farmer, his or her spouse, children or grandchildren are eligible. A winner may apply in subsequent years.

The scholarships apply to any college major or degree and the student must be full time at an accredited institution.

Midwest Dairy’s Iowa internship is awarded to a college student interested in communications, public relations, marketing, food science or agribusiness. During the summer, the student must locate near Ankeny and be available to assist with duties including Midwest Dairy’s operations at the Iowa State Fair. The intern must be a student or permanent resident in Midwest Dairy’s 10-state area.

The Iowa scholarship application can be downloaded at and the internship details can be downloaded at

Applications are to be emailed to Sue Ann Claudon at or mailed to 101 NE Trilein, Ankeny, Iowa, 50021 .

Midwest Dairy Association® is a non-profit organization funded by dairy farmers to build demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy