The National Poultry and Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to five outstanding students from a vast number of qualified applicants.
The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation was established in 1979. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded almost $230,000.00 in scholarships to outstanding students. The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation Inc. is entering its 40th year of assistance students.
Eligible applicants were from NPFDA member companies or were a child of an employee of a NPFDA member company, who was enrolled full-time at a U.S. based College University or a graduating high school senior pursuing a college degree in the fall.
To apply each student had to complete an application, write an essay, and then submit these items along with their transcripts. The Foundation’s Selection Committee reviewed each applicant’s submission. Each submission was evaluated by committee members based on the goals and aspirations essay, extracurricular activities, and GPA. The committee member ballots were tallied, and the top five students selected. Cash awards go to the top five ($4,000 per student). The sixth student chosen is the alternate, should one of the award recipients not use all of his/her funds (i.e. early graduation).
NPFDA Employees and Families Scholarship Winners
- John Moseley, Seaboard, University of Arkansas
- Emma Francis, Mar Jac Poultry, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Corey Tolbert, Keystone Foods, Rice University
- Victor Verbalaitis, Porky Products, University of Arizona
- Zachary Opengart, Keystone Foods, Washington University
*ALTERNATE Almeera Lateef, House of Raeford, University of South Carolina