2024 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.

2024 Scholarship Award Timeline

February 26, 2024

Applications Open

Scholarship Applications open on February 26th for 2024 awards.

February 26, 2024
March 21, 2024

Applications Close

Thursday March 21, 2024 will be the last day scholarship applications are accepted.  

March 21, 2024
April 10, 2024

Awards Announced

All applicants will be contacted in April with their award status. 

April 10, 2024
September 1, 2024

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, 2024

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 Total671$1,506,500
Alabama18$42,500
Indiana37$89,000
Iowa74$152,000
Minnesota95$218,500
N Carolina146$315,250
Ohio104$244,750
Pennsylvania151$339,500
Wisconsin43$97,000
Other3$8,000

2023 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.