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Now that you're done or almost done with your collegiate career, you're probably wondering, "now what?" Or maybe you're still in school, trying to figure out what it is you want to do. The fact that you're on this site is a step in the right direction.

For current students, an internship with Dairy Farmers of America is a great way to get your foot in the door and gain real life working experience while you're still learning. And because we care deeply about the next generation of great talent, we've invested in a variety of scholarship funds. For grads, check out the career opportunities that could be just right for you!


At DFA, interns get more than just school credit. Whether you intern at our headquarters in Kansas City or at any of our other locations across the country, you also get:
  • Valuable experience
  • A network of connections
  • A paycheck
  • Learning opportunities and exposure to the dairy industry
Click Here to Explore Internship Opportunities


We believe it's important to invest in the next generation of leaders to ensure a bright future for the dairy industry. That is why we established the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program.


The foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students:

Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college, but have not yet started classes


Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, but have not yet graduated


Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program

Scholarships are available to students pursuing a career in the dairy industry or a related field, including:
  • Dairy herd management/production
  • Large animal veterinary medicine
  • Marketing/economics/finance
  • Processing/manufacturing
  • Communications/journalism
  • Quality assurance
  • Dairy nutrition
  • Dairy foods
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Policy
  • Genetics
  • Law
  • Others


  • Must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited degree program during the 2021 - 2022 scholarship year
  • Applicant's commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry, as demonstrated through responses to three essay questions
  • Extracurricular activities, awards, recognition and work experience
  • Academic Achievement


  • Must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited degree program during the 2021 - 2022 scholarship year

Applications are due January 15, 2021 and must include two letters of recommendation and the most recent high school or college transcript.

Click here to submit the application online
If you are unable to submit an application electronically, call 816-801-6118.