Association to award $12,000 in secondary education scholarships

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota Milk Producers Association is investing in the future of the next generation. The group announced today it will award up to 6 $2,000 secondary education scholarships to its membership.

Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or college undergraduates. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year program at a technical, junior or community college. The area of study does not need to be agriculture related, but applicants must be a dependent of a Minnesota Milk Producers Association member.

Applicants’ families must be current producer members or employees of a current Minnesota Milk Producers Association member.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, academic honors, goals and aspirations, recommendations and work experience.

Minnesota Milk will also award funds up to $1,500 per class to dairy leaders growing their leadership skills within Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership.

Applicants must be an MN Milk director, current producer-member or employee of a current producer-member of MN Milk and enrolled in the MARL program.

The full application and guidelines can be found on the Minnesota Milk website. Applications can be found online here and here and must be submitted through the online application portal, with academic scholarships due by April 15. MARL scholarships are always available for enrollees. For more information, contact Lucas Sjostrom at 320-429-4838 or


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Minnesota Milk Producers Association is a membership organization representing grassroots dairy farmers through policy work, education and membership development. Our work is vital to the future of Minnesota’s dairy industry and is directed by a board of dairy farmers elected by their peers. For more information, visit