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Scholarship applications due Nov. 15

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc. offers two $500 scholarships each year, both to college students who are pursuing careers in agriculture. They are:

• The American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Memorial Scholarship.

It is available to a former dairy princess who has completed one year of college and is pursuing a career in dairy product marketing, dairy manufacturing, home economics, ag communications or journalism.

The scholarship is based on the application and a 400-word essay discussing the applicant's commitment to a career in the dairy industry.

• the Leo Briggs Memorial Scholarship.

It is vailable to any college student who has exhibited leadership in dairy promotion.

Based on the application and a 400-word essay, the scholarship will be awarded to an individual with an interest in agriculture or dairy product nutrition. It will be applied towards the studies at a college or university approved by the Leo Briggs Trustees.

The scholarships will be awarded at the New York State Dairy Princess Pageant on February 18, 2014, at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool.

To receive a scholarship application, please contact Joanne Tills at 315-472-9143 or via e-mail at jtills@adadc.com. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, November 15, 2013.