These scholarships are available to current junior students at a four year college who are planning a career in the dairy industry. Major areas of study include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension, Dairy researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. This scholarship is named in honor of Merton Sowerby, a long time Guernsey classifier, well known herdsman and National Dairy Shrine Pioneer and member of the National Dairy Hall of Fame.
The Dairy Shrine/DMI Milk Marketing and Dairy Products Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in milk or dairy product marketing, dairy market enhancement or similar roles in the food industries. Major areas include Dairy/Agricultural Marketing and Dairy Foods or Food Product Science.