American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society


We are thankful for the youth in our program and are happy to announce a scholarship program for 2024 graduates and college students. This application has been put together to allow you to show off your career both inside and outside the ADSBS. We value your time spent breeding and showing Dorpers and White Dorpers. The agricultural industry is shrinking, and we need young adults, such as yourself, to carry the torch for the next generation. There will be a time when you fondly look back at those years and smile. The ADSBS hopes that you will continue raising Dorpers and White Dorpers once you settle into the next chapter of your lives. But if you don’t, we hope you will always be an advocate for our industry.

ADSBS Scholarship Application

About ADSBS Scholarships

The ADSBS awards a limited number of scholarships to qualified students to help defray the costs of pursuing a higher education.  The number and amounts of the scholarships may vary from year to year based on available funding but will be at least a $1,000 minimum. The money will be distributed to the school once a schedule is provided with a student identification number.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior or homeschool graduate or current college student (up to age 21).
  • Must be an active, paid Junior member of the American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society member for 3 consecutive years immediately prior to the application. An active member is defined by registering and/or transferring, and/or showing on the junior level.
  • Must be intending to use the money toward future education or certification in the agricultural field.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75% out of a 4.0% scale must be maintained.
  • Each member can only win the scholarship one time.

    Selection Criteria

  • ADSBS involvement or verified Dorper and/or White Dorper herd (50%)
  • Interview (30%)
  • Essay: (10%)
  • Recommendation letter from an unrelated advisor or mentor (10%)

    Application Guidelines

  • All sections of the application must be completed in full and submitted on or before the deadline.
  • Please list all ADSBS involvement on a separate document.
  • Applicants will be required to participate in an interview by a panel of agricultural and ADSBS representatives. Interviews will be held in Spring.
  • The response to the essay must be typed, double-spaced with name included on each page.
  • A recommendation letter must be written by an unrelated adult who can speak to the character and integrity of the applicant.  A recommendation letter must be submitted in a sealed envelope along with the application.


Scholarship Application Checklist

  •  Completed General Information Form
  •  Completed ADSBS Involvement Form
  • Completed Essay
  • Received the Letter of Recommendation from advisor or mentor.
  • Proofed the spelling, grammar, and presentation of the application
  • Signed and dated the application package
  • Made a copy of the completed application package

Please be sure to have it turned in to ADSBS by or before March 15, 2024.

Good luck!

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