HAMILTON, Mich. — Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI) announced its second 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 scholarship 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.
“The poultry industry is growing, and even more important than ever, so we need to continue building a strong pipeline of young talent,” said Allison Brink, MAPI executive director. “Careers in this industry are poised to grow, and they include all types of jobs, from tech and engineering jobs, animal care and sustainability, to business careers with partners and suppliers.”
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 organization awarded its first-ever round of scholarships in 2019.