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DFS Student Scholarships


Through the support of alumni, industry and friends Dairy and Food Science (DFS) students are supported through many scholarships totaling over $175,000 and including scholarships for incoming students, upper class and graduate students. A list of all Dairy Science scholarships is provided below. Awards are made at the Dairy and Food Science scholarships and awards banquet in the second week of April.

Other scholarship opportunities are also available to Dairy and Food Science students, e.g., from the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, FFA, Duane Rath Foundation, Institute of Food Technologists and others. These will be announced as they become available.

2023 DFS Student Scholarships
Scholarship NameTotal Amount Awarded
Agropur Inc - Dairy Manufacturing$2,000
Agropur Inc - Dairy Production$2,000
Agropur/Jay Headley Memorial$1,500
Alfred Herman Rishoi Memorial$1,200
Associated Milk Producers Inc$1,000
bel brands USA$3,000
CAFES Dean's Excellence$3,000
Clyde G. and June R. Helsper Memorial$1,900
Clyde G. Helsper SD Dairy Field Representative funded by the Central Plains Dairy Foundation$2,000
Dairy Club$2,500
Dairy Connection, Inc.$1,500
Dairy Farmers of America$500
Dairy Fest$1,000
David A. Thompson in Dairy Manufacturing$5,000
David A. Thompson in Dairy Science$5,000
David H. Henry Memorial$500
David J. and Darlene K. Schingoethe in Dairy Science$1,500
De Laval Animal Welfare$2,500
De Laval Future of Dairy$2,500
De Laval We Live Milk$2,500
Dr. Vikram Mistry Endowment$2,200
East Family$1,000
Emery Bartle Memorial$7,500
George Marx in Dairy Production$1,000
Gordon L. Elzenga$600
Horatio Alger Association Mark and Mary Davis$15,000
Howard Voelker Freshman Dairy Production$1,000
I-29 Legend-Dairy Golf Tournament$7,100
Idaho Milk Processors Association$4,000
James Marvel Memorial$350
John Anderson Memorial $6,000
John C. Gross$1,000
Joseph Van Treeck$2,000
Kemps LLC$1,500
Kenneth I. Gross In Dairy Production$1,200
Kirk and Dorothy Mears Memorial$1,000
Lactalis Dairy Manufacturing$2,000
Land O'Lakes Dairy Science$250
Leprino Foods$4,000
Midwest Dairy Association$10,000
MN Institute of Food Technologists$1,000
North Central Cheese Industries Association$4,250
Ode Family$500
Pete Behrends Memorial$3,000
Prairie Farms$2,000
Ralph Rogers Memorial$400
Robert Chamberlin in Food Science$1,200
Rogers Dairy$1,000
Ross Baker$450
Royal D. and Helen B. Doner Freshman in Dairy Production$350
Ryan Graber Memorial$1,000
Saputo Cheese USA$2,000
Schreiber Foods, Inc. $5,000
Schuch Family$2,000

SD Dairy Field Representative

funded by the Central Plains Dairy Foundation

SD Dairy Producers funded by the Central Plains Dairy Foundation$2,000
SDState Dairy Association funded by the Central Plains Dairy Foundation$6,000
Shirley Seas Memorial$450
Susan Hawkins$1,900
Valley Queen Charitable Foundation$5,000
Valley Queen Charitable Foundation Renewable$5,000
Walt and Yvonne Wosje$2,000
William and Marge Kallemeyn & Sons$1,500
Yellow and Blue$23,850

2023 DFS Student Awards
Award NameTotal Amount Awarded
Alfred and Hilde Tobkin Memorial$1,158
Arnold Hippen Dairy Challenge$800
Dairy Judging Manufacturing$150
Dairy Judging Production$150
Forbes Leadership$300
Howard Voelker Memorial$548
LeRoy Graber-Ford$300
Non-Dairy Science Student Dairy Club$1,500
Delbert and Robert Breazeale Memorial - Graduate$3,000