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Illinois Scholarship


  • Applicant must be considered or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college.
  • Applicant must contribute checkoff to Illinois Milk Promotion Board as of January 1 of the current calendar year by one of the following:
    • Applicant, or applicant’s parents/guardians/grandparents/sibling, must own a dairy farm located in the state of Illinois.
    • Applicant must be employed on a dairy farm located in the state of Illinois and be recommended by the producer employee.
  • Former recipients of the scholarship may re-apply in subsequent years, providing they remain eligible.


Applicants will be evaluated on contributions to and involvement in the dairy industry, leadership, career plans and academic standing.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application form by March 1, 2024.
  2. Recipients will be notified by May 15, 2024 and will be asked to submit the following by June 1, 2024:
    1. High Resolution Photograph
    2. Newspaper Information Form
    3. Publicity Consent Form
    4. W9 Form
  3. Scholarships will be sent directly to the student by October 1, 2024.

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Illinois Division of Midwest Dairy Educational Award

The Illinois Division of Midwest Dairy will be awarding five $1,000 educational scholarships.

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Please have all the following ready before starting the application process as you will not be able to save and continue later.

  • Copy of Current Transcript (20 points)
  • 2-3 Letters of Reference (15 points)
  • Brief Essay Questions:
    • List your past and present leadership involvement in your school and community. (20 points)
    • List your past and present involvement in the dairy community. (20 points)
    • What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the dairy industry and how do your future career plans address those challenges? (25 points)

Your Information

Home Address*

Dairy Farm Information

Owner Name*
Farm Address*

School Information

School Address*

Essay Questions

Supporting Materials

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