Young Dairy Professionals Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Dairy Excellence Foundation offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit each year in February. In 2024, 32 scholarship recipients attended the Dairy Summit on a scholarship. 

“I found it beneficial to hear from people in a similar situation as I’m in, graduating from college and making a return to the dairy. Transition from generation to generation is difficult, and there is no correct way to go about it that will work for everyone. Regardless of the position you’re in, the Dairy Summit and Young Dairy Professionals Scholarship is invested in your learning and understanding of the dairy industry. I strongly encourage anyone to attend.” –Roy Hissong, Mercer-Vu Farms

“I decided to apply for the Young Dairy Professionals Scholarship to expand my knowledge in dairy and create connections in the industry. The breakout sessions at Summit gave me practical education I can take back to the classroom and eventually to a career. The Young Dairy Professionals dinner allowed me to practice networking, while making connections with dairy professionals I might work with in the future. It’s a great experience for young students hoping to get involved within the dairy industry.” –Hannah Hoover, Delaware Valley University

Learn more about scholarship information for the 2025 Dairy Summit.

The 2024 Young Dairy Professionals Scholarship recipients pose for a photo at the 2024 Young Dairy Professionals Reception.