The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association are looking for students passionate about the future of the dairy. For the 2015- 2016 academic year, seven $3,000 scholarships have been made available to undergraduate students. The deadline for college students to apply for the student leader scholarships is 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.


Application must be made using the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Student Leader Scholarship Application form. All applications must be typed, and word count requirements followed. An electronic copy of the scholarship application is available at


Scholarship application forms are available online. Go to the “Student & Educator” section and click on scholarships. Review the “Scholarship Guidelines & Tips” document for more information and for tips on completing scholarship applications.


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 Completed applications should be sent to: Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.