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Lely Announces the 2021 Future of Dairy Scholarship

For the sixth year in a row, Lely North America is pleased to offer future dairy industry leaders the opportunity to apply for the Lely Future of Dairy Scholarship. Since its 2016 launch, this program has provided nearly $30,000 worth of support to students who are studying for careers in the dairy industry. This year, the company is pleased to be awarding $1,500 scholarships to three outstanding students who are studying for careers in the dairy industry.

To apply for the scholarship, students must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education for the 2021-2022 academic year in a program that can equip the student to contribute to the dairy industry. Students must also be current or former members of the 4-H or FFA organizations.

Students interested in applying must submit the following items with their application:

  1. An essay response (500 – 700 words): “What is certain in the dairy industry during these uncertain times?”
  2. A 1- to 2-page personal resume depicting previous leadership/organizational experience.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a 4-H or FFA advisor/leader/youth coordinator.
  4. A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor.
  5. A form of endorsement from a North American Lely Center.

Interested applicants can find the official rules and apply online by visiting www.lely.com/scholarship2021.  Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Winners will be notified on or before December 1, 2021. Winners will be publicly announced no later than December 21, 2021.

We invite you to learn more about Lely dairy industry innovations on Lely’s website, www.lely.com. Also, follow us on Facebook(@LelyNorthAmerica), Instagram (@dairyrobot) and Twitter (@DairyRobot). To watch videos featuring Lely’s products, visit our YouTube channel.

About the Lely North America

Lely North America, based in Pella, Iowa, is part of the Lely Group, founded in 1948. Lely directs all effort toward creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers. Using the cow as a center point, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and production on dairy farms.

For more than 25 years, Lely has been the leader in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires its employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be reliable partners for long-term advice and support. With its head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 40 countries and employs over 1,500 people. www.lely.com

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