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Scholarship applications now available
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MADISON - Wisconsin students interested in dairy careers should apply by June 1 for the new Governor's Dairy Scholarships.

The scholarships are available to Wisconsin citizens of any age and at any point in their dairy careers, but they must have already been involved in the dairy industry and must plan to continue in the field of dairying, on farm or in development or promotion. The funds may be used only for programs that can be completed in two years or less. Four-year bachelor's degree programs cannot be funded.

The scholarships may be used only at Wisconsin Technical Colleges or University of Wisconsin campuses that have dairy programs: Madison, River Falls and Platteville. UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course qualifies. Students in dairy production, development or promotion are eligible.

Applicants must meet the following requirements: have either operated, been employed by, or grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, be employed by a dairy products processor or in dairy development or promotion or be a dairy student in Wisconsin; be a Wisconsin resident and either a U.S. citizen or hold legal permanent resident status; and be registered with Selective Service if required.

Those who apply by June 1 will be eligible for scholarships for the coming academic year. They must enroll by Sept. 30 of the year when they receive the scholarship. The awards will be made through the Higher Educational Aids Board, which recommends that they complete a Free Application for Student Aid.

More detailed information and application materials is available at