John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program
The John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program is a $25,000 scholarship available to graduate students pursuing dairy-related degrees at Iowa State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, or the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One or two scholarships are awarded annually to deserving candidates who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and aptitude toward their field of study.
Applicants must be pursuing a program of study leading to a Master or Doctor of Philosophy degree in one of the following areas: dairy cattle nutrition, genetics, physiology, management, dairy food manufacturing, processing or marketing of milk and dairy products.
A 10-member selection committee awards the scholarship recipient each spring, for candidates enrolled for the following fall in their program of choice, at the required universities.
The John Brandt Memorial Scholarship Program was created in 1953 by the namesake’s family and friends to honor his memory and assist aspiring graduate students ensure a bright future for the dairy industry.
John Brandt was an organizer and president of Land O'Lakes from 1923 until his death in 1953. He established himself as an indelible figure in Land O’Lakes lore by selling 40 million pounds of LAND O LAKES® Butter on a sales trip throughout the East Coast. His efforts ushered in a new system of selling and shipping butter directly to retailers, thus bypassing middlemen and increasing profits for Midwest dairy producers.
Interested applicants must completely fill out and submit a John Brandt Memorial Scholarship application along with a personal history, a transcript of scholastic record, a plan of study and research for advanced degree, faculty recommendations and any other pertinent information he/she may wish.
The deadline for accepting applications is Friday, May 1, 2015. Click here to download an application.
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