NDS Kildee Graduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: 04/15/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • Website: www.dairyshrine.org
  • Phone: 920-863-6333
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: info@dairyshrine.org
  • Address: P.O. Box 725 Denmark, WI 54208

The scholarship is founded in honor of H.H. Kildee, who was a Dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.

He was an outstanding judge of dairy cattle and supporter of student judging programs and activities, so the foundation started awarding scholarships to students who have a strong desire and skills to excel in dairy cattle judging.

Full Description

The foundation offers two $3,000 scholarships and students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship during their junior or senior year of college.

The awards recipients will be determined according to achievements in the national contests, academic standing, leadership ability, student activities, future plans and interest in the dairy industry.

Kildee Graduate Studies Scholarship can be used for advanced study related to the dairy industry.

The fields in which students should be seeking further education and take advantage of this award are production agriculture, manufacturing, marketing, agricultural law, business, veterinary medicine and environmental sciences.

Who's eligible?

When we speak about the eligibility requirements, it can be said that the top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contests plus the Platinum winners in the past three National Dairy Challenge Contests are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

They need to be enrolled in a postgraduate study in a dairy-related field.

There is a scale according to which you can determine how many point you will get according to our GPA

  • 4.00 – 3.90 = 15 pts
  • 3.89 – 3.80 = 13 pts
  • 3.79 – 3.60 = 11 pts
  • 3.59 – 3.30 = 9 pts
  •  3.29 – 3.00 = 7 pts
  •  2.99 or less = 6 or less pts.


How to Apply

The applications process starts on March 1st and it lasts until April 15th.

The applying process is not so troublesome and you will get all the necessary information once you visit the official scholarship provider’s website.

What you will have to do is to download the application and type in your responses.

The file should be saved as KG.Last Name.First Name.doc and sent to info@dairyshrine.org.

You will have to attach two letters of recommendation from the department chair or other faculty members who can prove your involvement in activities and your academic achievements.

What also needs to be sent is an official transcript in which your college courses and grades will be shown.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email after May 1st.

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