Nevada Dairy Farmers’ Culinary Scholarship
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About the Scholarship
The Nevada Dairy Farmers & Dairy Council of Nevada created this scholarship to support students in Nevada that are interested in furthering their knowledge in the culinary field through secondary education or culinary school, as well as to educate scholarship finalists on the nutritional benefits of dairy through the dairy-based culinary cookoff.
The Nevada Dairy Farmers & Dairy Council of Nevada will be awarding up to $20,000 in scholarships to eligible students interested in a culinary field who are willing to compete in a cookoff of a dairy-based recipe of the applicant’s choice. 1st place in the competition will receive $10,000, 2nd place will receive $5,000, and 3rd & 4th place will receive $2,500 each.
- 1st place will receive $10,000
- 2nd place will receive $5,000
- 3rd place will receive $2,500
- 4th place will receive $2,500
The Nevada Dairy Farmers Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a culinary program who are legal residents of Nevada, 17 years of age or older, and are (or will be) enrolled in a culinary program at a university, college, community college, culinary school or vocational school. Employees or family members of Nevada Dairy Farmers or Dairy Council of Nevada are not eligible.
How to Apply
Candidates are expected to fill out an online application or mail-in application, submit proof of acceptance or enrollment in a culinary program, and respond to a list of open-ended questions about them, their career aspirations, the culinary arts field, and dairy-related topics. In addition, applicants will submit their dairy-based recipe for consideration, including a photo of the dish. The application information will be evaluated by the Nevada Dairy Farmers staff and from there, finalists will be chosen and contacted with additional details.
- Dairy products must be the main focus of the dish (not just used for greasing or garnish);
- This dish must include at least two (2) dairy ingredients;
- Recipe cannot include dairy alternatives (see definition below);
- Recipe must be able to be prepared within one (1) hour;
- Photos must be taken by and owned by the applicant; and
- Entry cannot infringe on copyrighted materials owned by others (recipe instructions, photographs, etc.) without permission; Nevada Dairy Farmers does not permit the infringement of others’ rights and any use of materials not original to the applicant is grounds for disqualification.
Dairy Definition: The dairy food category includes products that come from a cow, including, but not limited to, milk, cream, butter, yogurt and cheese.
The following are NOT considered dairy: eggs; milk or cheese made from goats or other animals; alternative milk beverages from nuts, oats or coconut.
Limit one (1) application per person. Submission of an entry grants Nevada Dairy Farmers and their agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the recipe submission and use it, without limitation or any consideration, at all, to the applicant or anyone else.
The application will open on Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Completed applications should be submitted online or mailed in & postmarked no later than 11:59:59 pm on Monday, May 1, 2023.
Questions regarding this application or regarding the Nevada Dairy Farmers Culinary Scholarship can be directed to Libby Lovig at (775) 674-4015 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalist Selection and Notification
Scholarship finalists will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Acceptance or enrollment in a culinary program at a college, university, or trade school
- Stated commitment to a career in the culinary field
- Evidence of initiative and character in application responses and written cover letter
- Submission and quality of a dairy-based recipe
- Willingness & ability to participate in a cookoff of the dairy-based recipe
Upon conclusion of the scholarship submission period, a judging panel will select four (4) finalists from all submitted applications, based on scoring of each of the criteria. Finalists will be notified via email on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The potential finalist must reply within 72 hours or the spot will be forfeited.
Finalist Cook Off
The finalist cook off will be held in June 2023. The final date and location is TBD.
The finalists selected from the scholarship application will reproduce their dairy-based recipe in a cooking competition against the other finalists.
Finalists selected from southern Nevada will have their flights paid for by the Nevada Dairy Farmers & Dairy Council of Nevada so they may participate. The finalists will be responsible for reproducing the dairy-based recipe they’ve submitted with the application. Finalists must be able to execute the recipe within one hour. The presentation of the dish does matter.
The judges will include two to three local chefs and two representatives from the Nevada Dairy Council that will use a scoring rubric to decide on the winners. Once the decision is made, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place scholarships will be awarded at the cookoff.
The selected finalists must compete in the cookoff in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
- 1st place will receive $10,000
- 2nd place will receive $5,000
- 3rd place will receive $2,500
- 4th place will receive $2,500
Disclaimer of Liability
Nevada Dairy Farmers and Dairy Council of Nevada cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury, disappointment and/or mental anguish allegedly suffered by any applicant applying for the scholarship or as a result of failing to win or actually accepting any prize. Nevada Dairy Farmers is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination of these, including any injury or damage to applicant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the scholarship.
Winners agree to take part in promotional activity and Nevada Dairy Farmers reserve the right to use the names and city of winners, their recipes and photos/images of them in any publicity in any and all media now known or hereinafter chosen without territorial or time limitations and without compensation.
Nevada Dairy Farmers reserve the right not to award a prize (and to select an alternative winner) if Nevada Dairy Farmers is aware or has any grounds, in their sole discretion, to believe that a winner is not eligible.
By applying for the scholarship, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. You also confirm that you unequivocally represent that you own the rights to use all the information used in your scholarship application. Nevada Dairy Farmers reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all applicants, and disqualify and remove, in their sole discretion, any entries based on any suspicion of copyright infringement.
You are not entitled to enter the scholarship application process if you are resident in a country or jurisdiction where the scholarship may violate any law or regulation. Where this provision applies, Nevada Dairy Farmers’ invitation to enter the scholarship application process in such country and/or jurisdiction is withdrawn.
Nevada Dairy Farmers reserves the right to disqualify any applicant if it has any grounds, in their sole discretion, to believe the applicant has breached any of the Rules.
In the event that any applicant is disqualified from the scholarship, Nevada Dairy Farmers, in their sole discretion, may decide whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, any further applicant will be selected on the same criteria as the original applicant and will be subject to these same rules.
Proof of emailing cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. Nevada Dairy Farmers cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorized access to applications, or applications lost, damaged or delayed as a result of server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside Nevada Dairy Farmers’ control.
Right To Cancel Or Modify Scholarship
The Nevada Dairy Farmers reserves the right to cancel or modify the Scholarship, at their sole discretion, if any suspicion of fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Scholarship application process, as determined by the Nevada Dairy Farmers, in their sole discretion. If, for any reason, the Scholarship application pool is not capable of being opened by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, network overload (Internet/phone/cellular) and/or any other causes which Nevada Dairy Farmers deem, in their sole discretion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, and/or proper conduct of the aware of Scholarships, Nevada Dairy Farmers reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship application process and/or these Official Rules, change the Scholarship Period, and/or select a winners in any other manner as Nevada Dairy Farmers may deem appropriate, in their sole discretion.
Release And Limitation Of Liability
Neither the Nevada Dairy Farmers, nor their parents or affiliates, nor their respective agents, officers, directors, employees, agencies, or attorneys, nor Instagram, are responsible for, and each applicant releases all such parties, to the fullest extent of the law, from any claim, cause of action or liability, including without limitation those relating to any personal injury, death, loss, expense or damages of any kind, under any theory of law or in equity, which may arise from or in any way relate to (a) entry or participation in the Scholarship application process or limitation on applicant’s ability to do so; (b) acceptance or use of any prizes awarded in the Scholarship; (c) incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected e-mail and/or postal mail or other communication; (d) hardware or software failures of any kind; (e) lost or unavailable network connections; (f) publicity and/or privacy rights, defamation, and/or intellectual property associated with the applicant; or (g) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether any of the foregoing are caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Scholarship application process, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions.
In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Scholarship application process, the decision of Nevada Dairy Farmers shall be at their sole discretion and shall be final with no appeal or other rights.
By entering the Scholarship, applicants acknowledge and agree: (1) that they consent to their entry in the Scholarship, (2) the idea and materials submitted are their own, original work and (3) digitally submitted supporting materials shall automatically become the exclusive property of Nevada Dairy Farmers immediately upon submission by the applicant and (4) their email address will be entered into an email marketing database for potential use by Nevada Dairy Farmers in the future.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Scholarship shall be settled by binding arbitration in Reno, Nevada in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply Nevada law and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Nevada Dairy Farmers shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties.
THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE APPLICANT’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS, EACH APPLICANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SCHOLARSHIP, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY APPLICANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND APPLICANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) APPLICANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND APPLICANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY APPLICANT.
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
This Scholarship and its Official Rules are governed by Nevada law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Scholarship Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of applicants and Nevada Dairy Farmers in connection with the Scholarship, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Nevada, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in Washoe County, Nevada.
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