CDE Foundation, PA Dairymen to Offer Ten Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 9.30.12 AMThrough additional funds made available by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the PA Dairymen’s Association will now be offering up to ten scholarships designated for undergraduate students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. These scholarships are awarded annually based on an undergraduate’s character, integrity, leadership qualities and goals for the future. Applications due June 1, 2016.

The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize, encourage and financially assist superior students enrolled in dairy related academic programs. Students may apply for one of the ten scholarships in subsequent years; however, they can only receive it once during their undergraduate career. One scholarship will be specifically designed for an incoming freshman.

To be eligible, a student must demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry following graduating. Consideration for these scholarships will be given to Pennsylvania residents who are full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible field of study. Qualifying majors include but are not limited to: Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Communications, Engineering, or Marketing as well as Agricultural and Extension Education, Dairy Science, Food Science, or Nutrition.

“The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation and the PA Dairymen’s Association believe that by investing in the education of tomorrow’s dairy leaders, we are advancing the future of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.” said Mary Foote, Dairy Education Programs Coordinator at the Center for Dairy Excellence. “We are pleased that our organizations can partner together to ensure that the future of the dairy industry in Pennsylvania remains prosperous.”

Questions regarding the 2016 Student Leader Scholarship Program should be referred to Mary Foote, Dairy Education Programs Coordinator with the Center for Dairy Excellence, by phone at 717-346-0849 or via email at

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