The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation)was pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from Diamond V at the Donor Reception during the recent 2016 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Diamond V's generous gift will establish the Diamond V Endowed Scholarship for support of undergraduate Poultry Science students.
"Diamond V recognizes the increasingly urgent need for young talented scientists in the feed and food industries," said Jeff Cannon, President and CEO of Diamond V, the global nutritional health company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Diamond V Endowed Scholarship will support a student entering their junior year and is renewable for the senior year subject to satisfactory academic progress. Students interested in the sciences necessary to continue at the graduate level in Poultry Science are encouraged to apply for the Inaugural Diamond V Scholarship. The endowed scholarship was made possible through the PSA Foundation Charting Our Course – Securing Future Leadership for Poultry Campaign (Capital Campaign).
"At Diamond V, we're committed to research excellence in the poultry industry," Mr. Cannon said. "We need advances in poultry science for modern animal agriculture to meet the growing global protein demand and the critical need for sustainable agriculture worldwide. We are committed to investing in the future through this scholarship, and believe this opportunity will help prepare our students for their vital roles within the poultry industry. This scholarship connects deeply with our core values and dedication as The Trusted Experts in Nutrition and Health®."
Nationwide student recruitment for the Diamond V Scholarship is anticipated to begin in early spring of 2017, with the application process to be completed in the late spring of 2017. Diamond V and the PSA Foundation will announce the 2017 recipient during the Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting July 17-20, 2017, in Orlando, Fl.