Applications are now available for five $1,000 scholarships from the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. The funds are available for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The scholarships are based on applicants’ academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership ability, initiative, character, integrity, financial needs and future plans. Qualified applicants must work on the farm of a co-op member, be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school, and be pursuing a career in the dairy industry.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15., and recipients will be announced in May. Application forms are available at:

For more information, call (800) 522-1976.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association