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Purina Animal Nutrition Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has established a scholarship program for students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational 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.

Applicants to the Purina Animal Nutrition Scholarship must:

  • Be high school seniors, graduates, or current college undergraduates residing and studying in the United States (U.S.).
  • 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.
  • Have experience showing or caring for large/small livestock animals, equine, or poultry (not
    house pets).

Employees of Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Scholarship Program, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible for this scholarship.

*(Immediate family members are defined as parents, siblings, and children).


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 4 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship finalists and recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation
  • Experience showing or caring for large/small livestock, equine, or poultry
  • Essay of 1,000 characters or less

Essay topic: “Tell us about a valuable life lesson you learned from caring for livestock, poultry and/or horses.”

Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship America will select up to 10 finalists. The Land O’Lakes, Inc. Selection Committee will review finalist applications and essays and select the recipients.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • 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.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 26, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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