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PDPP offering scholarships

PHILADELPHIA -- Applications are now being accepted for two college scholarships provided by the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. The scholarships are offered to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the dairy science program at Delaware Valley College or the food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s University.

Scholarship criteria include academic achievement, experience in the dairy industry and/or preference to marketing dairy foods as part of the student’s undergraduate work. The scholarships are valued at $1500 each.

“We are pleased to offer these scholarships to help support students interested in pursuing dairy-related and/or food science careers that support the dairy industry,” said Harold Shaulis, chairman of the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program board of directors. “This is a worthwhile investment in helping to prepare the dairy and food industry leaders of the future.”

Eligible full-time undergraduate students who will be entering their sophomore through senior year in fall 2014 at Delaware Valley College or Saint Joseph’s University are encouraged to apply. Interested students can download an application from the Dairy Farming section of www.dairyspot.com or by contacting their college’s financial aid department.

Completed applications and all required documentation must be submitted to Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, c/o Lisa Perrin-Dubravec, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Room 310, Harrisburg, PA 17110, by May 1. Questions can be directed to Lisa Perrin-Dubravec at 717-787-6903 or at lpdubravec@milk4u.org.