Student Leader Scholarship
Thanks to a partnership between the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and the Dairy Excellence Foundation to support the next generation of dairy, there are twelve $3,000 Student Leader Scholarships available to undergraduate students for the 2023-24 academic year. Students must submit their application by May 1, 2023.
The purpose of these scholarships is to provide recognition, encouragement, and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. Of these monetary awards, one is specifically designated for an incoming freshman.
To qualify, students must:
- Be a Pennsylvania resident,
- Demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry in the future, and
- Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a related field of study or
- Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a related field of study
Note: Related field of study includes Dairy and Animal Science, Ag Marketing and Business, Nutrition, Food Science, Ag and Extension Education, Ag Business Management, Ag Engineering or related fields.
The application period opened on March 1. Click here to apply by May 1, 2023.
Questions? Contact Michelle Shearer, Workforce Development Manager, at 570-768-8316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2022 Student Leader Scholarship recipients! Click here to learn more about each student.
About the Dairy Excellence Foundation
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. Established in 2010, the foundation’s mission is to build and invest in programs that cultivate and empower the next generation of producers, consumers, and advocates for the Pennsylvania dairy industry. Learn more at centerfordairyexcellence.org/our-foundation/.
About the PA Dairymen’s Association
The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association is the oldest dairy group in Pennsylvania. The Dairymen’s Milkshake is the top-selling food item at the Food Court. The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association has been supporting “Fill a Glass with Hope®” with agriculture partners, Feeding PA, American Dairy Association North East, corporate partners and food banks since 2015. Over the past three years, the PA Dairymen have donated more than $1.4 million to programs including The Calving Corner; agricultural and educational projects; initiatives and scholarships; the Fill A Glass with Hope® fresh milk campaign for neighbors in need; the Choose PA Dairy consumer education and awareness campaign; the PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Education Lab that travels to schools; and the PA Dairy Princess and Promotion Program. Their philanthropic efforts build a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians. For more information, visit www.padairymens.com.