To qualify for an NMPF scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the United States and must follow all instructions in the application form. Completed applications will consist of an information form, a research proposal, two letters of recommendation, and a curriculum vitae.
Recommended fields of study include but are not limited to:
Agriculture Communications, Economics, Animal Health, Environmental Science, Animal/Human Nutrition, Food Science, Bovine Genetics, Food Safety, Dairy Products Processing, Herd Management, Dairy Science and Marketing and Price Analysis.
Each year, the top scholarship applicant is awarded the Hintz Memorial Scholarship, which was established to honor Murray Hintz following his death in 2005. Hintz served as Chairman of the Board for Cass-Clay Creamery, Inc., one of the cooperatives which played a key role in establishing NMPF’s National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program.