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 dairy farmer 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 – An updated application will be posted after January 1.
  2. A one-page autobiography, including dairy background, school and community activities.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Official transcript of grades.

2019 ODFA Scholarship Recipient

2019 Oregon Dairy Farmers Scholarship

Jacob Ruby

Jacob is the son of Scott Ruby and Gina Carinalli-Barnes and is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Applied Mathematics. Growing up, Jacob had three loves: sports, math, and dairy. He was active in FFA events including public speaking and state conventions. Summer vacations were spent feeding calves, driving tractor, and other activities on Fir Ridge Farms. Jacob is still undecided on what his career path will be following college and chose a major which he deemed helpful no matter what industry he wants to be involved with in the future.

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