April 10 2017 10:35 AM

Center Foundation and PA Dairymen’s Offer 10 Student Leader Scholarships

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The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the PA Dairymen’s Association are offering up to ten scholarships designated for undergraduate students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. These scholarships are awarded annually based on an undergraduate’s character, integrity, leadership qualities, and goals for the future. Applications are due June 1, 2017.

The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize, encourage and financially assist superior students enrolled in dairy related academic programs. Students may apply for one of the 10 scholarships in subsequent years; however, they can only receive it once during their undergraduate career. Additionally, 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 following graduating. Consideration for these scholarships is 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.

“The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation and the PA Dairymen’s Association believe that by investing in the education of tomorrow’s dairy leaders, we are advancing the future of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.” said Mary Foote, dairy education programs manager at the Center for Dairy Excellence. “We are pleased that our organizations can partner together to ensure that the future of the dairy industry remains prosperous in Pennsylvania.”

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year must be postmarked by June 1, 2017. Applicants must complete the official Student Leader Scholarship Application form available at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/student-leader-scholarships/.

Questions regarding the 2017 Student Leader Scholarship Program should be referred to Mary Foote by phone at 717-346-0849 or via email at mfoote@centerfordairyexcellence.org.

Established in 2010, the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax deductible organization that is Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) approved. The foundation was created to develop and support programs for both the Center for Dairy Excellence and other Pennsylvania dairy organizations which educate, cultivate, and inspire a thriving and sustainable Pennsylvania dairy industry. Learn more about the foundation at centerfordairyexcellence.org.