Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. has opened the application period for its 2017 College Scholarship Program.

Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. has opened the application period for its 2017 College Scholarship Program.

Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available in the amount of $1,500 or more. Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the U.S. or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the U.S.

Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva's chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva's chicken industry.

Although an applicant is not required to have a family member or a family business that is a member of DPI, membership in DPI could be a deciding factor when applicants are otherwise evenly matched. Previous recipients, if still eligible, may re-apply.

Applications must be completed and received by 4:30 p.m. April 3, 2017, at DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881.

For more information, call 878-2449 or visit dpichicken.org/sprogram/scholarships.cfm.