In honor of a long-time supporter and advocate of the Pennsylvania dairy industry, and in memory of Susan S. Beshore, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Morrissey Insurance have created a one-time Susan S. Beshore Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate students who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field. One $7,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarship opened for applications on March 14 and must be submitted online by May 1.

The Susan S. Beshore Memorial Scholarship is similar to the Student Leader Scholarship but has a heightened emphasis on community service and giving back. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide recognition, encouragement, and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry.

To be considered for the Susan S. Beshore Scholarship, you must complete the Student Leader Application, check the appropriate box within the application, and answer a question regarding your community service within the dairy industry.

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.

Applications are currently being accepted online. Deadline for applying is on May 1, 2022.