Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC announced it will award five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.

The First Step Swine Creep Feed scholarship program is available to high school graduates pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal science with bias in swine nutrition and management, or closely related fields.

To qualify for the program, a student must:

  • Be a high school senior, graduating in spring of 2010.
    Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance.
  • Complete an application.
  • Write essays describing why he or she is interested in a career in animal science with a focus on swine nutrition and management.

Applications are available on the Purina Pig Starter and UltraCare Feed Web sites. All applications must be postmarked by June 14, 2010. Winners will be notified by mail on or before July 31, 2010.