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Scholarship Applications are now Open!

The Nevada Dairy Farmers culinary scholarship is now accepting applications. Apply by May 1, 2023.

2023 Nevada Dairy Farmers’ Culinary Scholarship Application

2023 Culinary Scholarship Application

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Are you Currently enrolled or accepted in a culinary program?*
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Recipe Submission
Please submit a dairy-based recipe of your choice, including a list of ingredients, instructions and a photo of the dish. If chosen as a finalist, this will be the recipe you will be required to prepare in the cook-off competition. This should be a recipe you feel comfortable executing within 1 hour (including plating). The presentation of the dish does matter.

Recipe Criteria:
  • Dairy 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 executed 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) 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.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Cover Letter Submission
Please submit a cover letter telling us about yourself and your culinary goals. You may use the questions below as prompts to help you compose that letter.

  • Tell us about yourself – anything you’d like us to know that hasn’t already been mentioned?
  • Why do you want to go into culinary arts? What are your career goals? What’s your dream job?
  • What culinary experiences have you had so far?
  • How do you feel about dairy? How about cooking with dairy?
  • Why do you deserve this scholarship?
  • Are there any circumstances or information that you feel has a bearing on your financial situation or need?
  • If selected as a finalist for this scholarship, will you participate in the final cook-off?
Max. file size: 50 MB.
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