BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Applications are now open for the 2023 National Judi Collinsworth Memorial Scholarship. With a commitment to fostering excellence in National Junior Holstein members, the scholarship is designed to support the academic aspirations of young Holstein enthusiasts.
Two scholarships will be awarded, including one top $1,000 scholarship and a second $500 scholarship. National Junior Holstein members enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university who have exhibited their animal at a National Junior Holstein Show during the current show season are eligible to apply.
“After revamping the scholarship format last year, we are thrilled to continue to offer this opportunity to our Junior Members,” says Kelli Dunklee, Holstein Association USA Event and Program Lead. “It’s more than a scholarship, it’s an opportunity to support and encourage our remarkable youth as they transition into college and future careers in the dairy industry.”
The selection committee considers leadership, participation in Holstein activities, and involvement in school, community, and other agricultural organizations. National Junior Holstein members enrolled in college who have competed in any of the National Junior Holstein shows throughout the 2023 show season are invited to submit applications.
The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is December 1, 2023, so eligible students are encouraged to act promptly. Applications can be found at www.holsteinusa.com/juniors under National Junior Shows.
About the Award
Judi Collinsworth worked at Holstein Association USA in Brattleboro, Vermont as the Executive Director of Member and Industry Relations. She spent a great deal of time working to improve and expand the programs available to Holstein youth and was responsible for telemarketing, member-related programs, State Association communications, member services and Association external affairs.
Scholarship recipients must be a National Junior Holstein member and enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university. Youth must also have exhibited their animal at a National Junior Holstein Show during the current show season. Applicants are judged on their leadership profile, Holstein involvement and interest, and participation in other activities. More information and the application can be found at www.holsteinusa.com/pdf/forms_apps/collinsworth_award.pdf.