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Purina Announces Feed Greatness® Scholarship for Agriculture Students

Purina Animal Nutrition, in collaboration with the Land O'Lakes Foundation, proudly unveils the Feed Greatness® Scholarship—a program tailored to assist students on their journey toward careers in animal agriculture. 

This scholarship opportunity welcomes applications from undergraduate students who possess hands-on experience in raising and caring for livestock, equine, or poultry. Beyond practical knowledge, applicants are expected to showcase academic excellence, leadership acumen, and active community engagement. 

The Feed Greatness® Scholarship comprises four scholarships, each worth $5,000, aimed at nurturing the aspirations of students deeply passionate about animal agriculture. Successful applicants will be those with a clear vision for their future within this dynamic field. 

Interested candidates can submit their applications until the application deadline on October 12, 2023. 

The benefits of the Feed Greatness® Scholarship extend beyond financial assistance, offering recipients the chance to further their education and career pursuits in agriculture. This includes: 

  • Financial Support: Each recipient will receive up to $5,000 in scholarship funds. 

  • Recognition for Passion: Acknowledgment of the profound impact of animal agriculture on their lives and their commitment to its future. 


To apply for the Feed Greatness® Scholarship and take a step closer to your aspirations in agriculture, follow these simple steps: 

  • Visit the Scholarship Portal: Head to Feed Greatness® Scholarship to access the online application. 

  • Compose Your Essay: Share your passion for agriculture and livestock production through a compelling essay. 

  • Include a Recommendation Letter: Attach a recommendation letter from a school official or community leader who can vouch for your character and dedication. 

  • Submit Your Transcripts: Provide your academic transcripts to demonstrate your commitment to excellence. 

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to receive support for your agricultural journey. Mark your calendars—the application deadline for the Feed Greatness® Scholarship is October 12, 2023. 

For more information and to apply today, please visit Feed Greatness® Scholarship

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