Students who are committed to working within the dairy industry are encouraged to submit an application for the Student Leader Scholarships, made available through the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. For the 2015- 2016 academic year, seven $3,000 scholarships have been made available to undergraduate students. Applications are due June 1.

To qualify, students must demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry. One of the scholarships will be designated for an incoming freshman. The purpose of these scholarships are to provide recognition, encouragement, and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry.

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to Pennsylvania residents who are full-time undergraduate students planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a qualifying field of study which includes: Dairy and Animal Science, Ag Marketing and Business, Nutrition, Food Science, Ag and Extension Education, Ag Business Management, Ag Engineering, or related fields.

Students may apply for and receive the scholarship in subsequent years, but a student can only receive the $3,000 scholarship two times during their undergraduate academic career. Students employed by the Center for Dairy Excellence as an intern or in another capacity are not eligible to apply for the scholarship during the period in which they are working for the center.

Applications must be made using the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Student Leader Scholarship Application form. An electronic copy of the scholarship application is available here.

Scholarship application forms are available here.

Questions regarding the 2015-16 Student Leader Scholarship Program should be referred to Jayne Sebright, communications director with the Center for Dairy Excellence, at 717-346-0849 or jsebright@centerfordairyexcellence.org. Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year must be received by the Center for Dairy Excellence by June 1. Completed applications should be sent to: Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.