RESTON, VIRGINIA – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its annual scholarship program. The cooperative will award five $1,000 scholarships and – thanks to generous contributions from members, staff, industry partners and supporters – is able to award additional scholarships 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 be enrolled at a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or trade school.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 17, 2017. 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 or by calling 800-552-1976.


Owned and operated by 1,500 dairy farm families from Pennsylvania to Florida, Maryland & Virginia is a milk marketing and processing cooperative providing consumers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. with fresh milk and dairy products. Maryland & Virginia owns and operates two fluid processing plants; Marva Maid of Newport News, Virginia and Marva Maid of Landover, Maryland; and two manufacturing plants, one in Laurel, Maryland and Valley Milk in Strasburg, Virginia.