2023 Scholarship Information

Targeting Excellence scholarships will be awarded by a scholarship committee comprised of the national board of directors and regional leaders involved in food animal production. Scholarships will reflect the interest of annual contributors and the participants of the fund-raising events. Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an institution that offers degrees in agriculture. Preference will always be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal production.

2023 Scholarship Award Timeline

February 1, 2023

Applications Open

Scholarship Applications open on February 1st for 2023 awards.

February 1, 2023
February 28, 2023

Applications Close

Tuesday February 28, 2023 will be the last day scholarship applications are accepted.  

February 28, 2023
March 27, 2023

Awards Announced

All applicants will be contacted at the end of March with their award status. 

March 27, 2023
September 1, 2023

Checks Mailed

Award winners will receive their award checks at the beginning of September once the student has submitted proper enrollment verification paperwork.

September 1, 2023

Scholarship Award Summary

Since 2013 Targeting Excellence has awarded a total of $1,332,500 to students through 602 individual scholarship awards.  These awards have impacted a total of 364 students.  This would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donors every year.

State#$ Awarded
Grand Total602$1,332,500
N Carolina135$285,250

2022 Scholarship Recipients

All applications must be submitted online via the application portal.  If you have any questions or issues with the online portal please contact Targeting Excellence. Applicant will receive an email notification of a successful application submission along with a copy of all information submitted to Targeting Excellence.