DPI Offering College, Graduate Scholarships to Help Students Pursue Chicken Careers

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has opened the application period for its 2020 College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships available in the amount of $1,500 or more.

Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States, or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva's chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva's chicken industry. DPI membership on the part of the applicant or his/her family is not required and has no effect on the selection process.

"Since 1985, we've awarded more than $144,000 to deserving, driven students through our scholarship program," said Holly Porter, DPI's executive director. "Many of them went on to careers in Delmarva's chicken community and are contributing to our $3.4 billion chicken economy. We're excited to offer opportunities to a new set of young people with this year's scholarships."

Applications must be completed and received at the following address on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2020:

DPI College Scholarship Program
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881

Application forms and additional scholarship information are available at dpichicken.org/scholarship or by emailing dpi@dpichicken.com.

Holly Porter, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.


Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. is the Delmarva chicken industry's voice as the premier membership association focusing on advocacy, education and member relations. For more information, visit dpichicken.org; like DPI on Facebook; and follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

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