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Deadline coming up for scholarship applications

RESTON, Va. -- Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is pleased to release its annual college scholarship application. The cooperative will award five $1000 scholarships and thanks to generous contributions from members, staff, industry partners and supporters, the cooperative is able to award additional scholarship to deserving students.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing a career in the dairy industry. To be eligible for a Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers scholarship, students must be the son, daughter, or employee of a current co-op member or the son or daughter of a Maryland & Virginia employee. They must also attend a two or four year accredited college, university, or trade school.

The application deadline is February 14. Winners will be selected based on their responses to essay questions, financial need, leadership activities and their career aspirations.

Applications are available on the Maryland & Virginia website at www.mdvamilk.com under the Spotlight section or by calling 800-552-1976.