The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved student recruiting grants totaling approximately $160,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 15 other institutions with industry related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.
The six poultry science departments receiving the grants are:
Texas A&M - $24,910
North Carolina State - $18,279
University of Arkansas - $15,491
Auburn University - $13,632
Mississippi State - $14,477
University of Georgia - $13,210
The 15 other institutions with industry related programs receiving recruiting grants under the Foundation’s Industry Education Funding Program are:
California State University - Fresno, California - $7,000
Clemson University, South Carolina - $2,500
Crowder College, Missouri - $2,500
Gainesville State College, Georgia - $2,000
Iowa State University, Iowa - $2,000
Jones Junior College, Mississippi - $2,400
Louisiana State University, Louisiana - $7,000
Modesto Junior College, California - $5,000
National Park Community College, Arkansas - $6,500
Penn State University, Pennsylvania - $7,000
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas - $3,000
Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee - $2,500
University of Delaware, Delaware - $4,600
Wallace State Community College, Alabama - $2,000
West Virginia University, West Virginia - $4,000
“It is vital that we continue to draw sharp young people to study for careers in the poultry industry,” said USPOULTRY Foundation chairman Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms, Oakwood, Ohio. “We need bright young managers to join our companies today, as they will eventually be the leaders of tomorrow. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play an important role in encouraging students to enroll in industry related studies and in becoming future industry leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association established the USPOULTRY Foundation in 1994 to provide student recruiting funds to universities with poultry science departments. In 2004, the Poultry Science Education Funding Program, now named the Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program, was added to the Foundation’s umbrella so other colleges and universities that offer industry related studies are eligible to apply for recruiting grants. Applications must be submitted for these grants, which provide up to $7,000 each.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.