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The George Miller Memorial Scholarship is Now Accepting Applications

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The 2024 George Miller Memorial Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2024. The scholarship fund was created in honor of the late George Miller, who was an icon within the Holstein Breed and dedicated to preparing youth for futures within the dairy industry. Launched in 2023, the scholarship rewards a student who works as a leader within the dairy business and their communities. Qualifying college students are invited to apply for the $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship fund is hosted by the Holstein Foundation, awarded by the Holstein Association U.S.A., and supported by Select Sires, who have been allocating funds for this scholarship from semen sales of 7HO15807 GEORGE MILLER, a previous NxGEN® sire.

The George Miller Memorial Scholarship Deadline

April 1 is the deadline for applications.

How To Apply For George Miller Memorial Scholarship.

Please send submissions to Kelli Dunklee at [email protected]. Holstein Foundation will verify that the email was received. If it’s not there, give 800.952.5200 ext. 4124 a call.

The George Miller Memorial Scholarship Qualification

Qualifications include being a current citizen of the United States enrolled full-time in an American university, being an adult or junior member of the Holstein Association U.S.A., being a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, and having experiences and career goals related to dairy or agriculture. You can also get a dual citizenship if you are not a citizen of the US and want to apply as well.

About The The George Miller Memorial Scholarship

George Miller was a legend in the Holstein community, a cornerstone of Select Sires Inc., and a devoted lifelong supporter of numerous other breed associations besides the Holstein Association U.S.A. George’s passion was teaching people what success looks like and showing many people how breeding programs can lead to successful international dairy businesses.
George showed a particular interest in them to ensure that young people were adequately represented and equipped for leadership roles in the dairy industry.

The Memorial Scholarship was established to honor all that George contributed to the industry, and those awarded it share this commitment to giving back.

The new scholarship fund is hosted by the Holstein Foundation, awarded by the Holstein Association U.S.A., and is supported by Select Sires’ genetic programs. Select Sires has been allocating funds for this scholarship from semen sales of 7HO15807 GEORGE MILLER, a recently released NxGEN® sire. A selection committee created by Select Sires Inc. will analyze the applications and select scholarship winners. The George Miller Memorial scholarship will be granted at the National Holstein Convention.

We’re thrilled to be offering this scholarship for the second year in a row,” says Diedra Harkenrider, Director of Development for the Holstein Foundation. “Along with preserving George Miller’s legacy, the $1,000 scholarship supports a deserving student we expect to go on and make a difference within the dairy community.”

The George Miller Memorial scholarship will be granted at the 2024 National Holstein Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Application information can be found on the Holstein Foundation’s Website, www.holsteinfoundation.org, under “Scholarships.”

Applicants must be a junior or adult member of Holstein Association U.S.A. and currently enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program. They must also be a U.S. citizen attending college full-time in the U.S. and pursuing an agricultural degree with dairy-related experiences and career goals.

Kylie Konyn, a resident of Escondido, California, was awarded a scholarship last year and is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She plans to major in dairy science and earn certificates in science communications and ag business management. Like George Miller, Kylie says she wants to use her skills to improve the lives of people around her and the dairy sector.

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