National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) has announced the winners of its four undergraduate scholarships awarded annually.  Michelle Janik, who is studying animal science with a pre-veterinarian options and an interest in poultry at Oregon State University, won the Albin S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship; Philip Wise, who is pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences at Pennsylvania State University, was awarded the William Manson Family Memorial Scholarship; George Ethan Kilcrease, who is studying poultry science with a pre-veterinarian option at Auburn University, won the Alfred Schwartz Memorial Scholarship; and Amy Marie Vansa, who is working on a poultry science degree at Texas A & M, was awarded the NPFDA Scholarship.  In addition, Sheilena Brookshire was selected as an alternate to receive any unused moneys from the other scholarships.  She is studying avian biology at the University of Georgia.

Every year, NPFDA awards scholarships to four outstanding students who are enrolled full-time pursuing an agriculture, poultry or food science, or related degree.  Established in 1979, the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $165,000 in scholarships to outstanding students.  The Foundation is entering its 32nd year of assistance to help build “People Resources” for the poultry and food industries by providing scholarships to students pursuing an education in all fields relating to the poultry industry.

More information about the scholarship programs can be found on NPFDA’s Web site.