Every year the cooperative awards five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative has released its 2020 scholarship application for the cooperative’s scholarship program. Thanks to generous contributions from members, staff, industry partners and supporters, the cooperative is able to offer additional scholarships to deserving students.

To be eligible, applicants must be the son, daughter, grandchild or employee of an active co-op member, or the child of a Maryland & Virginia employee. Students must also be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited two or four-year college or university program.

The application requires that students submit a cover letter and resume, as well as responses to essay questions, an official school transcript and a letter of recommendation by February 21, 2020. Winners will be selected and announced in mid-April 2020.

Download an application here. For more information, contact Daniela Roland at 814-386-8000 or droland@mdvamilk.com.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is a community of dairy farm families passionate about cultivating dairy goodness. Founded in 1920, the cooperative’s farmers produce more than three billion pounds of milk a year for consumers and manufacturers worldwide. Our dairy farm families take pride in creating dairy products people crave, operating with passion and integrity, responsibly caring for our resources and providing a rewarding livelihood for our farmers and employees.