The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) awarded scholarships to four college students enrolled full-time in pursuing an agriculture, poultry, or food science–related degree.
The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation was established in 1979. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to students. The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation Inc. attempts 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.
The scholarship winners are chosen based on their aspirations as well as their academic progress. Each student is graded by Foundation committee members on their goals and aspirations, their extra curricular activities, and industry-related activities.
Winners of the 2009-2010 NPFDA Scholarship: Hannah Atkins, Animal Sciences major at Pensylvania State University, the Albin S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship; James Rabalais, Animal Sciences and Biological Sciences major at Louisiana State University, the William Manson Family Memorial Scholarship; Carrie Highfill, Food Science major at Oklahoma State University, the Alfred Schwartz Memorial Scholarship; and Anthony Carl Klingler, Animal Science major at Michigan State University, the NPFDA Scholarship sponsored by Eastern Poultry Distributors Inc.