The top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contests plus the Platinum winners in the past three National Dairy Challenge Contests are eligible to apply for up to two $3,000 scholarships for university post graduate study in a dairy related field. Students may apply for the scholarship in their junior or senior year at a four year college. The awards are based on national contest participation, academic standing, leadership ability, student activities, future plans and interest in the dairy industry.
Kildee scholarships were started in 1950 and were named in honor of H.H. Kildee, Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University, whose council; encouragement, and teaching inspired many of the industry’s early dairy leaders.
H.H. Kildee, long time Dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University, was an outstanding judge of dairy cattle and supporter of student judging programs and activities. In 1950, Dairy Shrine established a scholarship in his honor to be awarded for graduate study to a student who excelled in dairy cattle judging.