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Any costs associated with the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum are generously supported by scholarships from the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania donors. When educators or students complete their registration to enroll in the DLT program, they will receive a confirmation email, which will include the name and contact information for the organization providing support for their involvement in the program. Both teachers and students are encouraged to express their appreciation to the donors supporting this program.

Questions regarding the Student Leader Scholarship Program should be referred to Mary Foote, Dairy Education Program Manager, Center for Dairy Excellence, at 717-346-0849 or by email at mfoote@centerfordairyexcellence.org.

The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation also supports two monetary scholarship programs made available to teachers and students enrolled in the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program. Those scholarship programs include:

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Teacher Scholarship:

Made available to educators who have enrolled in and have taught the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum. They must have had at least one student who has taken and passed one of the DLT certification exams in the past year. The scholarship would fund registration and travel costs associated with attendance at an educationally-focused professional development conference or workshop. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Student Scholarship

Offering two $3,000 scholarship awards to students who have completed and passed the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow certification exams and associated course work. Applicants must be a graduating senior enrolled in a college or university in the fall. Preference is given to students who have completed both Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Certifications.  The deadline to apply is July 1, 2017.


In addition to specific scholarships for enrollment in the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program, students also have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships offered by the Center for Dairy Excellence. These include:

Future Leader Scholarship:

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and the Center for Dairy Excellence offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit each year in February. These scholarships cover the cost of a hotel room and Summit Registration. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 – 25 as of 02/01/2017 and must currently operate a dairy farm or be enrolled in an agricultural degree program at a college or trade school. Applicants must also be residents of Pennsylvania or enrolled in college in Pennsylvania. Applications are due January 16, 2017 with the $50 registration fee.

Student Leader Scholarship:

The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association makes available ten $3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students for annually to directly support Student Leader Scholarships. Eight of them are designated as Dairymen’s Association Scholarships, while two are designated as Center Foundation Scholarships. Applications are due June 1, 2017.

To qualify, students must demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry. One of the scholarships will be designated for an incoming freshman. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide recognition, encouragement, and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. Applications and guidelines for the 2017 Student Leader Scholarship Program will be made available in February 2017.

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