Mountaire Scholarships for Delmarva Students

MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms has launched a new scholarship program for Delmarva high school students who want to help feed the world, according to a news release.

The Farm to Table Scholarship Program will reward qualified students with a passion for agriculture, culinary arts, or related fields that support food production and feed the world. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of B+ or better and give back to the community with their time and talents.

“During the pandemic, many people across Delmarva and across the country have seen the strain put on our nation’s food supply,” said Phillip Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms.

“The empty shelves of many retailers have underscored the critical importance of American agriculture. We have two goals with this scholarship. The first is to highlight the important work of the people who grow, raise, prepare and serve the food we eat every day. The second is to show our gratitude by supporting young people in the region in the pursuit of their careers. »

In partnership with WBOC, Mountaire will select one new Farm to Table Fellow each month who will receive a $2,000 scholarship and be featured in a profile broadcast on WBOC and Fox21.

Two winners (one male and one female) will be named at a farm-to-table banquet at the end of the school year where they will also receive an additional $5,000 scholarship.

Interested candidates can apply online at Mountaire.com. For more information, email Zach Evans at [email protected]

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