SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students with an interest in the dairy product marketing industry. Students must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in Pennsylvania or be a Pennsylvania resident. Applications are due by December 10.
“This scholarship is an investment in the future of the dairy industry,” said dairy farmer and PDPP Chair Jeff Raney of Adamsville, Pa. “We encourage innovative dairy students who are interested in meeting the ever-changing demands of consumers to apply so we can continue to move the industry forward.”
Full-time undergraduate students entering their sophomore to senior years as of Fall 2021 and who are maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to a student who has experience in the dairy industry, or who shows an interest in marketing dairy foods as part of his or her undergraduate work or future career.
Completed applications must be typed, include essay responses, a current college transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, professor and/or employer.
The application is available on AmericanDairy.com under “For Farmers/Scholarships and Grants.” Completed applications must be submitted online by December 10.
The scholarship winner will be notified by January 3, 2022.
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing nearly 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com, or call 315.472.9143.