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What is Trans Ova Genetics’ Youth Scholarship Program?

April 10, 2020

Trans Ova Genetics started the Youth Scholarship Program in 2012, as a way to show our commitment to livestock youth and to illustrate our efforts to help them earn financial support Trans Ova Genetics will be awarding six $1,500 scholarships. Three of these will be presented to beef candidates, and three will be presented to those involved in the dairy industry. *New for 2020* One scholarship will be presented to candidates involved in sheep, goats, and swine.

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What are the requirements?

April 10, 2020

The scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students in their first or second year of undergraduate study.  Students are not required to be studying in an agriculture field, but candidates are asked to show active involvement or future intent of involvement in the beef and/or dairy industries. Along with submitting an application, students will be asked to write an essay between 750 and 1,000 words based on one question chosen by the scholarship committee. (Questions will be changed each year.) All entry essays submitted may be used in Trans Ova Genetics’ promotional material in the future.

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How will the applications be judged?

April 10, 2020

A panel will be asked to judge the applications and essays. The panel will consist of internal Trans Ova Genetics’ employees as well as outside industry leaders. Applications will be judged using a scoring system. When are applications due -- and when will the winners names be announced? Applications will open on January 1, 2020 are due April 1, 2020 and the six winners will be announced on May 15, 2020.

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Where can I apply?

April 10, 2020

Click this link to provide an online application. Letters of recommendation can be submitted using the online application, or can be sent directly to sara.kober@transova.com

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How will the scholarships be awarded?

April 10, 2020

Scholarships will be provided to the proper school/institution upon proof of enrollment.

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