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.

New for 2023, MDVA will also offer one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D. in dairy science.

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 2022-2023 academic school year.

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

Ryan Allen

Jefferson, Maryland – Penn State University

Ashley Bushong

Woodstock, Virginia — Virginia Tech

Molly Cessna

Clearville, Pennsylvania — Potomac State University

William Coltrane

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina – University of Mount Olive

Jada Crockett

Hampton, Virginia — Virginia State University

Laurel Gray

Stony Point, North Carolina — North Carolina State University

Paige Peiffer

Lebanon, Pennsylvania — Penn State University

Charles Patterson

Chestertown, Maryland — Purdue University

Regan Jackson

Boyce, Virginia — Louisiana State University

Keegan Stuver

Frederick, Maryland — University of Maryland