College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Delmarva Poultry Industry College Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Delmarva Poultry Industry  |  Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

Scholarship URL: https://www.dpichicken.org/sprogram/scholarships.cfm


Scholarship Description

DPI Offers College Scholarships

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has opened the application period for its 2017 College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are 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. Although an applicant is not required to have a family member or a family business that is a member of DPI, membership in DPI could be a deciding factor when applicants are otherwise evenly matched. Previous recipients, if still eligible, may reapply.

Applications must be completed and received at the following address on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2017: DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility - The applicant must be a student in good standing at an accredited institution within the United States or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited institution within the United States. An official transcript must accompany application and in the case of high school seniors, proof of college acceptance is required. Applicants must request a letter of reference from an academic advisor or faculty member. The letter may be returned with the application or the faculty member may email it to the DPI office (morrow@dpichicken.com) to arrive by the application deadline. Letters must be on school letterhead and must include the signature of the referring faculty member.


Application Information

Application Process - Application forms and additional scholarship information can be downloaded at www.dpichicken.org (click on College Scholarships in left column), or requested by email at morrow@dpichicken.com, or by phone at 302-856-9037. Applications must be on the current (2017) application form and must be RECEIVED at the address below no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. Late applications, incomplete applications, and handwritten applications will not be considered. Applicants may wish to contact DPI at the above number or e-mail address to be sure application was received prior to deadline.


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