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Land O’Lakes Direct Member Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children and grandchildren of current and active Land O’Lakes’ direct producer members who plan to continue their education in college or vocational-technical school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Land O’Lakes Direct Member Scholarship must:

  • Be a child or grandchild of a current and active Land O’Lakes direct producer member
  • Be high school seniors
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to three (3) awards will be granted. Awards are one-time only and are not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • A statement in response to: “In your opinion, why are cooperatives important to agriculture?”
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Land O’Lakes, Inc. selects recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.


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