AADF announces new 4-year Scholarship
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Imagine a scholarship that keeps giving during four years of school! That’s what an anonymous donor’s special endowment to the All-American Dairy Foundation (AADF) will make possible for youth who have been involved in the activities at the All-American Dairy Show.
“We are pleased to announce this anonymous endowment to provide a new four-year scholarship award,” said AADF Executive Director Bob Heilman. “The All-American Dairy Foundation University Scholarship will be provided as a $1000 annual award on behalf of the recipient, and after the first year, the recipient is eligible for a bonus of $500.00 for up to 3 years, making a total scholarship value of $5,500.00.”
The deadline for application is July 15, 2017.
“The addition of this scholarship to the AADF program is huge. With this four-year format, the AADF will be able to make a significant impact in the future of the dairy industry by recognizing deserving youth who are working to make a difference,” said AADF Board Chairperson Irene Osborne. “The Foundation’s goal is to allow dairy youth to succeed in their areas of interest. This scholarship will offer a solid incentive for each student to keep working toward their goals.”
To be eligible for the four-year AADF University Scholarship, the applicant must have participated in activities prior to the 2017 All-American Dairy Show at either (or both) the Premier National Junior Show, Challenge Contests, or performed as a volunteer.
The applicant must also be enrolled in an undergraduate academic degree at a college, university or trade institution and may apply in any academic year with the scholarship reduced to correspond with the number of years remaining to complete their four-year academic program.
Previous non-winning applicants may apply in another academic year.
“The Foundation would love more financial support from the agricultural community so that we can provide more scholarships to deserving students,” Osborne added, noting that the Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization dedicated to the dairy youth of the All-American Dairy Show, raising funds through legacy investment, donor memberships and Amazon Smile. In 2016, AADF provided $20,670 in grants, awards and scholarships.
To view complete rules, eligibility, requirements and to download applications for the All-American Dairy Foundation four-year University Scholarship as well as the existing one-time award via the Arthur Nesbitt Scholarship, visit the Foundation at http://www.allamericandairyfoundation.org/
Completed applications and all required documentation must be postmarked by July 15, 2017 for both the new four-year AADF University Scholarship and the existing one-year Nesbitt scholarship.
The All-American Dairy Foundation’s mission is securing the funds for youth education events that are hallmarks of the annual All-American Dairy Show. These events attract over 2500 young people from coast to coast to compete annually in the Premier National Junior Show, Dairy Management Challenge Contests, Dairy Judging Contests, and other youth education activities.