Delmarva Chicken Association opens scholarship applications – WGMD


The Delmarva Chicken Association accepts applications for college scholarships from students interested in chicken-related careers.

DCA provides scholarships of $ 2,000 for undergraduate students and $ 3,000 for graduate students.

Chicken-related jobs extend far beyond those on poultry farms and processing plants: training in accounting, engineering, marketing, veterinary sciences, nutrition and several sciences are important to the chicken industry.

“This is an exciting time to prepare for a career in the chicken community,” said Holly Porter, executive director of DCA. “Over 20,300 jobs on Delmarva are directly linked to our poultry businesses, and thousands more are supported by the poultry economy. We are thrilled to be able to help students start their career path each year through these scholarships. “

DCA has awarded over $ 161,000 in scholarships since 1985, and the annual scholarship golf tournament this year has raised over $ 20,000.

Applications can be submitted until Friday, April 8, 2022.

DCA has published these guidelines:

Each applicant must be a student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or, in the case of high school graduates, accepted at an accredited institution in the United States. Students applying for undergraduate scholarships must be residents of Delmarva pursuing a career path leading to employment in any segment of the Delmarva chicken community. Graduate scholarships are available to any student at a US university engaged in research that directly benefits the Delmarva chicken community. A complete transcript must accompany the application, and in the case of high school students, proof of college acceptance is required. Applicants should obtain a letter of reference from an academic advisor or faculty member. DCA membership for the candidate or their family is not required and has no bearing on the selection process.

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