To apply for the scholarship, students have to be at least 18 years of age, enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education for the 2018-19 academic year, in a program that can equip the student to contribute to the dairy industry. Students must also have been current or previous members of the 4-H or FFA organizations.
Entry requirements ask that students interested in applying submit the following items with their application:
1. An essay response to the following question (500 – 700 words): “How would you explain the benefits of dairy automation to consumers?”
2. A 1 – 2 page personal resume depicting their previous leadership/organizational involvement
3. A letter of recommendation from their 4-H or FFA advisor/leader/youth coordinator
4. A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor.
Interested applicants can find the official rules and apply online by visiting lely.com/scholarships. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT and winners will be notified on or before November 22, 2018. Winners will be publicly announced no later than December 22, 2018.
We invite you to learn more about Lely dairy industry innovations on Lely’s website, www.lely.com. Also, follow us on Lely’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/LelyNorthAmerica) or Twitter (@DairyRobot). To watch videos featuring Lely’s products, visit http://www.youtube.com/lelydairylife.
Lely, founded in 1948, is working towards a long-term, enjoyable and profitable future in the agricultural sector. The company develops high-quality robots and data systems, which put the cow first, and are designed to improve animal welfare as well as the flexibility and productivity of dairy farms.
Lely has been a leader for more than 25 years in the worldwide sale and service of automated systems to successive generations of dairy farmers. Lely is continually inspiring its employees to offer customers innovative solutions, and act as trusted partners for long-term advice and support. The Lely Group, which employs some 1,200 people, has its head office in Maassluis and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center branches in more than 40 countries offering sales and tailored services. For more information, please visit www.lely.com.