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Are you a college student looking to pursue a career in the dairy industry? We want to help!

Each year, Maryland & Virginia awards a series of five $1,000 scholarships, and thanks to generous contributions from members, staff, industry partners and supporters, the cooperative is able to offer additional scholarships to deserving students.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry, and must be the son, daughter, or employee of a Maryland & Virginia member, or the child of a Maryland & Virginia employee currently enrolled at a two or four-year accredited college, university or trade school.

Winners are chosen based on their commitment to the dairy industry, leadership ability, initiative, character, integrity, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Applications for the 2018 scholarship are being accepted now! Students must return a completed application, a current academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation by February 16, 2018. The winners will be announced in mid-April. Mailed applications should be post-marked by February 16, 2018.

Click here to download the Scholarship Application Form.

For more information about the cooperative’s scholarship program, please contact Daniela Roland at 800-552-1976 extension 449 or

Where Are They Now

From business managers to large animal veterinarians, our scholar-
ship program has helped to fuel a variety of successful, dairy-driven
careers. Since the program’s inception, Maryland & Virginia has been
proud to invest more than $80,000 in scholarships to benefit more
than 75 future dairy leaders in the last decade.

“I love every aspect of the dairy industry. I really enjoy working with
the cows and the people. My favorite part is putting in the hard work
and seeing the results at the end; whether it is breeding your favorite
show calf or treating a cow and seeing her return to the herd.”

- Emily Waggoner, DVM | 2005, 2006 Scholarship Recipient

Current Winners

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Winners!

Maryland & Virginia is pleased to announce the nine deserving students selected as this year’s scholarship winners.
A total of $10,000 was awarded to help offset college expenses for the 2016-2017 academic school year.
The recipients were selected based on their responses to essay questions, financial need, leadership and career aspirations.


Emma Brenengen

Middletown, MD – Penn State University

Mary Lawrence

Nottingham, PA – Delaware Valley University

Rebekah Byers

Chambersburg, PA – Penn State University

Isabelle Leonard

Spottswood, VA – Cornell University

Matthew Edgin

Three Spring, PA – Delaware Valley University

Mark Phillips

Waynesboro, VA – Virginia Tech University

Rebecca Davis

Madison, GA - University of Georgia

Caitlyn Pool

Robesonia, PA – Penn State University


Nicholas Potts

Purcellville, VA – Longwood University

To be eligible for a Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers scholarship, students must be the son,
daughter or employee of a current co-op member and attending an accredited college or university.
Applications are made available in November of each year and are due in mid-February.