Scholarship Program

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

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program.

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
All applications are due by February 24, 2023 and winners will be selected and announced in early April 2023. For more information about the cooperative’s scholarship program, please contact Amanda Culp at 540-333-9873.

Current Winners

Congratulations 2022 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