A Scholarship for Chicken?

A Scholarship for Chicken?
Izzy Hall

There are scholarships for everything on; for every major, every community and every kind of student. In fact, we even offer a scholarship for students interested in the chicken industry.

The Delmarva Chicken Association offers annual scholarships to students from the Delmarva region – the state of Delaware, plus the eastern shore counties of Maryland and Virginia – who are interested in pursuing a career in the region’s chicken industry. That industry is broader than just raising chickens. According to the DCA website, potential career options in the chicken industry include accountants, electricians, marketers, chemists, nutritionists, computer scientists and mechanics, for example. The scholarship is open to current undergraduates and high school seniors accepted into any accredited college or university in the U.S. Graduate students who are pursing research that directly benefits the DCA are eligible for their own award as well.

That got us thinking about other animal industry scholarships that you can apply for on If your career aspirations include working with cattle, fish, sheep or other livestock, then check out these animal science scholarships!

4-H Youth in Action

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 29, 2021
Scholarship Description: The 4-H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders who are 4-H members or alumni between the ages of 15-19 in our core pillar areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Each of the four pillar winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, to be paid directly to the institution.

NDS Maurice E. Core Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Scholarship Description: This scholarship is available to current freshman students at a four-year college who are majoring in a dairy/animal industry related field with an interest in working in the dairy industry in the future.

Angus Foundation Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: To advance its mission of supporting education, youth and research, the Angus Foundation will award general scholarships to young men and women actively involved in the Angus breed who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in higher education.

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb, and wool through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.

Robert Hatoff "Center of the Plate" Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Robert Hatoff "Center of the Plate" Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending a four-year college or university. Applicants career plans and work experience should be directed towards working in or for the meat industry, preferably in post-harvest production.

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: October 30, 2021
Scholarship Description: The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and CME Group are committed to the future of the cattle industry and continue to recognize and support outstanding youth in the beef community. The tradition remains strong today, each year a total of ten $1,500.00 scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry.

Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science scholarship is intended to promote academic excellence by encouraging young scientists to undertake graduate research in fishery biology and to enter the field of Great Lakes science.

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