Friday, January 13th is the deadline to apply for the Dairy Farmers of America annual DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship.  Spokesperson Kristi Dale says any student interested in a career in the dairy industry or a related field should apply.


The winner will be announced in March at the 14th annual DFA meeting in Kansas City.  More information can be found on the DFA website.

Click below to hear the full interview with DFA’s Kristi Dale…

DFA Kristi Dale

DFA issued the following press release on the program:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students aspiring to build a career in the dairy industry can take one step closer with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) annual DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship program.
The program, now in its fifth year, has awarded scholarships totaling nearly $60,000 to outstanding students planning a career in dairy, either as a producer or in numerous related fields, such as veterinary medicine or agricultural communications.
“Investing in the future is critical to the long-term success of the dairy industry,” said David Darr, DFA vice president of sustainability and public affairs, and a member of the DFA Cares board. “The DFA Cares Scholarship Program encourages and rewards students committed to the future of our industry for the hard work they put in throughout the year.”
Any dairy-oriented student enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college, university or trade school is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The program also is open to high school seniors and post graduates.
Award recipients will be selected based on their commitment and passion to a career in the dairy industry, essay responses, extracurricular activity involvement, academic achievements, prior work experience and financial need. All applicants must include two letters of recommendation and their most recent high school or college transcript.
The deadline to apply is January 13. Winners will be announced at DFA’s 14th Annual Meeting in March. More information about the DFA Cares Scholarship is available at