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Deadline nears for scholarship applications

February 07, 2006

RESTON, Va. - Time is running out for students to apply for $1,000 scholarships from Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

The milk co-op awards five $1,000 scholarships each year for the upcoming academic year based on each applicant's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and future plans. Last year, the cooperative presented an additional $5,000 - thanks to donations from members, industry partners and an anonymous contributor.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must work on the farm of a Maryland & Virginia member, be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school, and be pursuing a career in the dairy industry.

Applications are available on the cooperative's Website, www.mdvamilk.com

Recipients are to be announced by May 1.

For more information or to contribute to the scholarship fund, contact the co-op's communications staff at 1-800-552-1976.

The co-op is a milk marketing and processing cooperative representing nearly 1,500 dairy farmer-owners from Pennsylvania to Alabama. The cooperative includes two fluid processing plants: Marva Maid in Newport News, Va., and Maola Milk and Ice Cream in New Bern, N.C.; manufacturing plants in Laurel, Md., and Strasburg, Va.; and an equipment and farm supply business in Frederick, Md.

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