Scholarship Program

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

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

MDVA will also offer one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D. in dairy science.

Applications are typically available in November and are due in February of the following year. 

Scholarship Details

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be one of the following:

  • Child or grandchild of an active Maryland & Virginia member
  • Employee of an active Maryland & Virginia member
  • Child of an MDVA employee

For more information about the cooperative’s scholarship program, please contact Ginny Funk at

Current Winners

Congratulations 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Maryland & Virginia is pleased to announce the nine deserving students selected as this year’s scholarship winners.

A total of $7,500 was awarded to help offset college expenses for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

The recipients were selected based on their responses to essay questions, financial need, leadership and career aspirations.

Abigail Stoltzfus

Berlin, Pennsylvania – Penn State University

Alex Empet

Kingsley, Pennsylvania

Charles Patterson

Chestertown, Maryland — Purdue University

Chloe Phillips

Staunton, Virginia —
Blue Ridge CC

David Smith III

Lexington, North Carolina 

Emory Bewley

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania –Penn State University

Jalen Brooks

Greensboro, North Carolina — N.C. A&T

Joseph Coltrane

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina — University of Mount Olive

Keegan Stuver

Frederick, Maryland — University of Maryland

Laurel Gray

Stony Point, North Carolina — North Carolina State University

Lemuel Coltrane

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina — University of Mount Olive

Lilly Leadingham

Sharpsburg, Maryland — North Carolina State University

Nyla Wooten

Knightdale, North Carolina —
N.C. A&T

Regan Jackson

Boyce, Virginia —
Louisiana State University

William Coltrane

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina — University of Mount Olive