Jan. 18 2024 03:31 PM

Dairy MAX will award three $2,500 academic scholarships.

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Dairy MAX is committed to strengthening agriculture and sustaining a viable future for dairy farming. One way that Dairy MAX shows this commitment is the Dairy MAX scholarship program, which supports local dairy farm families while investing in future generations. Dairy MAX will continue the program this spring and award three $2,500 academic scholarships. Scholarship applications are now open until March 31, 2024.

“In the past 17 years, Dairy MAX has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to students committed to the future of agriculture and strengthening the future of the dairy industry,” said Todd Green, Dairy MAX vice president of industry image and relations. “The Dairy MAX scholarship program allows the organization to support the next generation of the dairy industry and play a role in these young people advancing their education.”

To be eligible for the Dairy MAX scholarship, students must reside in the Dairy MAX region, be a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student currently enrolled in college and be a child of a dairy farmer, child of a dairy farm employee, or an FFA/4-H dairy show participant.

“The future of the dairy industry is bright, and we are proud to support students who will be assets to the industry’s future,” said Green.

Investing in the recipients' education propels dairy to feed the world while nourishing communities. The 2024 scholarship applications are now open and will close on March 31, 2024. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and information about applying, visit https://www.dairymax.org/dairy/scholarships.

About Dairy MAX

Founded more than 40 years ago, Dairy MAX is one of the leading regional dairy councils in America – representing more than 900 dairy farmers and serving communities in eight states: Colorado, southwest Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. A nonprofit organization, Dairy MAX is part of a nationwide effort to promote American agriculture, support dairy farming and drive impact for every dairy farmer. The organization operates five audience outreach programs: business development, consumer marketing, health and wellness, industry image and relations and school marketing. For more information about Dairy MAX and its team of experts, visit DairyMAX.org Dairy resources and delicious recipes are available at DairyDiscoveryZone.com.