US Poultry Foundation allocates student grants

by Editor
Thursday, September 29, 2011

- Student recruiting grants totalling approximately US$180,000 to the six US universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with poultry programs have been approved by the US Poultry Foundation.

Annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities are provided by the foundation to attract students to their poultry programs.

The six poultry science departments receiving the grants include Texas A&M US$29,499; North Carolina State US$20,126; Univ. of Arkansas US$19,043; Auburn Univ. US$17,580; Mississippi State US$17,418 and the Univ. of Georgia US$16,334.

Fourteen other institutions with poultry science programs receiving recruiting grants under the Foundation's Poultry Science Education Funding Program include Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Ga., US$6,000, California State Univ., Calif., US$7,000, Clemson Univ., SC, US$2,333, Crowder College, Mo., US$2,472, Georgia Tech, Ga., US$2,333, Iowa State Univ., Iowa, US$1,600, Jones Junior College, Miss., US$7,000, Louisiana State Univ., Louisiana, US$5,500, Modesto Junior College, Calif., US$6,500, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Okla., US$1,000, Penn State Univ., Pa., US$7,000, Richmond Community College, NC, US$5,000, Stephen F. Austin State Univ., Texas, US$3,000 and Univ. of Delaware, Del., US$2,330.

US Poultry & Egg Association established the US Poultry Foundation in 1994 to provide student recruiting funds to universities with poultry science departments.

In 2004, the Poultry Science Education Funding Program was added to the Foundation's umbrella so other colleges and universities that offer identifiable poultry science studies are eligible to apply for recruiting grants. Application must be made for these grants, which provide up to US$7,000 each.