ODFA Scholarship Details

4 Year College/University Students

One $1,500 Scholarship offered yearly.

All applicants must:

  1. Be the son or daughter of a current Oregon Grade A dairy producer that has paid the ODFA assessment for the last year, and have lived on a dairy.
  2. Be a full-time student of sophomore standing or above at a four-year college. (Freshman year must have been completed)
  3. Have at least 2.7 accumulative GPA.

Submission Requirements

All submissions must be received by May 1st. Winners will be based on application, autobiography, letters of recommendation, scholastic achievements and personal interview.

  1. Completed Scholarship Form
  2. A one-page autobiography, including dairy background, school and community activities.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Official transcript of grades.

2020 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Katie Sherer

Katie Sherer is a Senior in Biological and Ecological Engineering (formerly known as Agricultural Engineering) at Oregon State University. She is the daughter of Brett and Kristi Sherer, from Tillamook.

Katie is actively involved in the OSU Dairy Club, currently serving as President, and participated in ODFA’s 2020 Dairy Farmers Convention. She is planning to visit Guam this fall as part of a group from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences to help them learn more about agriculture and natural resources.

She has a strong background in the dairy industry, being actively engaged with calf care, record keeping, milking, and other chores at her family’s dairy farm, Mistvale. Katie was the high individual in the State FFA Dairy Judging Contest and earned a Gold Medal at the National FFA Dairy Judging Competition.

The purpose of a biological and ecological degree is to use engineering practices to enhance and protect the quality of our land, water and air. Her long-range goal is to live and work in a rural area helping farmers continue to be successful and great stewards of our natural resources. Her areas of interest include flood mitigation, stormwater runoff, and stream bank erosion.

A special thank you to the Oregon Dairy Women for their continued facilitation of the scholarship interviews and selection of the ODFA scholarship recipient.

2019 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Jacob Ruby, Scio

2018 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Anthony Kuenzi, Mount Angel

2017 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Kayla de Hoop, Klamath Falls


2016 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Kalli Sherer, Tillamook

2015 ODFA Scholarship Recipient Staci Sherer, Tillamook

2015 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

Staci Sherer, Tillamook