Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI) announced its fourth annual fall scholarship program this week, aimed at encouraging college students to pursue careers in the poultry industry and supporting their education. The organization is now accepting applications for the $1,500 scholarships through October 15.
The MAPI scholarship is available to undergrad or grad students actively pursuing a career in a poultry-focused agricultural field or business, with the intent to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the Michigan poultry industry. Applicants must have completed a related summer internship in the year that they are applying for scholarship funds.
“As the global population grows, so does the need for local and affordable protein,” said Allison Brink, MAPI executive director. “Careers in this industry are poised to grow, and we want to ensure we are continuing to build a strong pipeline of talented students in Michigan to continue the growth of our Michigan farms.”
Scholarship applicants must:
· Must be an undergraduate or graduate student actively pursuing a career in a poultry-related field or a business with a focus on the poultry industry.
· Must be attending an accredited school.
· Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits each semester during the school year in which the scholarship is awarded.
· Must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
· Must complete an internship at a Michigan poultry farm or poultry agribusiness in the summer months previous to receiving the scholarship.
· Applicant is encouraged, but not required, to be a part of MAPI internship program.
· Submit the application as well as a short essay on internship experience and one letter of recommendation
The scholarship application link is online at: http://www.mipoultry.com/scholarships/.