Mountaire announces scholarship program

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MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers.

“This is another great benefit of working for or with Mountaire Farms,” said Phillip Plylar, company president. “It’s an honor to meet these families and see the commitment these students have to their education. We are blessed to be able to help them succeed.”

The application deadline is June 7.

To be eligible, a student’s parent or grandparent must be employed by Mountaire Farms or grow broilers, breeders or grain (10,000-bushel minimum) for Mountaire. Applicants must enroll as a full-time college student, carrying a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Successful applicants must be involved in extracurricular activities at school and in their community. Preference will be given to an industry-related course of study. A copy of the student’s transcript must be attached to the application.

Students can apply here.

The company will be announcing scholarship winners July 15.