Scholarship and Award Opportunities

The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships for students and beginning farmers to pursue higher education or to grow their dairy management skill set. The main scholarships offered include:

  • Student Leader Scholarship – Student Leader Scholarship recipients will receive a $3,000 scholarship to support their 2023-2024 academic studies. Eight of these scholarships are generously supported by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, while the other four will be funded by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania.
  • Young Dairy Professionals Scholarship – The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and the Center for Dairy Excellence offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit each year in February.
  • Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Student Scholarship – Two $3,000 scholarships to incoming undergraduate students who have completed and passed at least one of the Dairy Tomorrow certification exams and associated course work by June 1, 2023.
  • Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Educator Scholarship – Two scholarships are available to educators seeking professional development opportunities. To be eligible, educators must be registered members of the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program and have taught the curriculum portion, with at least one student completing and passing the certificate coursework during the current school year.