Scholarships to recognize college students with strong interest in pursuing career in dairy.

CDEFApplications are due June 1, 2016 for the Student Leader Scholarships that are being offered by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association. These ten scholarships, which are in the amount of $3,000 each, are available to undergraduate students for the 2016 – 2017 academic school year who intend on pursuing careers in the dairy industry.

"Both the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairyman's Association are committed to ensuring that the dairy industry in Pennsylvania remains prosperous," said Mary Foote, dairy education programs coordinator at the Center for Dairy Excellence. "We are pleased that we can partner together to invest in the next generation of dairy leaders."

The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize, encourage and financially assist superior students enrolled in dairy related academic programs. Students may apply for and receive one of the seven scholarships in subsequent years, however, they can only receive it twice during their undergraduate career. One scholarship will be specifically designed for an incoming freshman.

To be eligible, a student must demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry in the future. Consideration for these scholarships will be given to Pennsylvania residents who are full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible field of study. Qualifying majors include but are not limited to: Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Communications, Engineering, or Marketing as well as Agricultural and Extension Education, Dairy Science, Food Science, or Nutrition.

Questions regarding the 2016 Student Leader Scholarship Program should be referred to Mary Foote, Dairy Education Programs Coordinator with the Center for Dairy Excellence, by phone at 717-346-0849 or via email at

All applications must be completed using the official Student Leader Scholarship Application form available at Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year should be mailed to Mary Foote, Center for Dairy Excellence, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 by June 1, 2016.

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