Outstanding students with an interest in the dairy industry can apply for one of five $1,000 "Student Leader" scholarships offered by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. Scholarships are available for the 2013-2014 academic year, and applications are due June 1, 2013.
"With the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, we are investing in tomorrow today," said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. "What better way to support dairy's future than by offering scholarships to outstanding dairy youth with a passion for their industry?"
The scholarships are offered to provide recognition, encouragement and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. In 2012, seven qualified applicants received the scholarship.
Consideration for this scholarship will be given to Pennsylvania residents who are full-time undergraduate students planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a qualifying field of study such as dairy and animal science; agriculture marketing and business; nutrition; food science; agricultural and extension education; agribusiness management; agricultural engineering; or related fields.
Students may apply for and receive the scholarship in subsequent years. Selection of the scholarship winners will be made by a joint committee of the Center for Dairy Excellence and Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation board of directors. Decisions will be based on the completed application within the following criteria: academic performance; apparent commitment to a career related to the dairy industry; evidence of leadership, character and integrity; and application compliance.
Applicants must use the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania Student Leader Scholarship Application form. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year. The scholarship will be paid to the student upon certification of enrollment by the appropriate academic institution officer.
Scholarship application forms are available at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org
. Go to the "Student & Educator" section and click on scholarships. You may also send an email requesting an application to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call Jayne Sebright at 717-346-0849.
Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year must be received by the Center for Dairy Excellence by June 1, 2013. Completed applications should be sent to: Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.