Scholarships & Awards

ISDA recognizes the importance of giving back to the community and acknowledging leaders in the industry. Below, you will find more information about our scholarships and awards.


ISDA will be awarding 14 college scholarships of $500 each for the 2024 fall semester. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be the child or grandchild of a current ISDA member OR be an employee or the child of an employee on a dairy farm which belongs to ISDA. Applicants must also be attending college full time (or plan to attend full time). For questions, contact Mariah Busta, ISDA Executive Director at or (563) 449-2414.

When application and essay are complete, please email to  or mail to:

Scholarship Application
101 NE Trilein Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021

Scholarship Application Due Date: March 15, 2024

Ralph Keeling Leadership Award
Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award