Student Scholarships

2023 ODFA Scholarship Winner

Rachel Noordam

Rachel Noordam has been named the recipient of the 2023 ODFA Scholarship by the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA). Hailing from Mount Angel, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to agriculture and her community. Growing up on a dairy, she developed a robust work ethic and deep appreciation for agriculture's importance.

Rachel's involvement in caring for the family's registered Holsteins and contributing to various tasks showcased her dedication and attention to detail. Her upbringing has driven her pursuit of education and a desire to inspire young minds. She aims to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a master's in education, with the goal of teaching in her home district. Rachel's community involvement as a 4-H leader, FFA officer, and participant in local events underscores her dedication to teamwork and community engagement.

Her journey from a dairy farm upbringing to aspiring educator reflects the values of the ODFA Scholarship, which aims to support individuals making enduring contributions to the dairy community. The ODFA extends gratitude to the Oregon Dairy Women for their ongoing partnership in selecting scholarship recipients.

ODFA Annual Scholarship

The ODFA Annual Scholarship is for the son or daughter of an Oregon Dairy producer. The scholarship seeks to support outstanding individuals that embody the spirit of ODFA's values and will make lasting contributions to the dairy community. One $1,500 scholarship will be offered yearly.

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Be the son or daughter of a current Oregon Grade A dairy producer that has paid the ODFA assessment for the last year, and have lived on a dairy.
  • Be a full-time student of sophomore standing or above at a four-year college or Community College. Trade School students can apply in their first year.
  • Have at least 2.7 accumulative GPA.

Application period begins May 1st, 2024

Applicants are eligible to receive the ODFA scholarship only once.
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Scholarship Recipients

Gracie Krahn


Josh Seals


Katie Sherer


Jacob Ruby


Anthony Kuenzi

Mt. Angel

Kayla de Hoop

Klamath Falls

Kalli Sherer


Staci Sherer