July 12, 2021
Aviagen North America announces winners of 2021 scholarships
Aviagen has recently announced the winners of its annual high school scholarship programme.
Each year, the company chooses one local graduating senior from towns and cities in the United States where Aviagen facilities are located.
Winners are determined based on merit and need, and an Aviagen manager often presents students with certificates during the school's senior awards ceremony. The funds are deposited directly into the student's school account to cover tuition and books at the student's college or university of choice.
Aviagen is committed to giving back to local communities and educating the next generation of leaders, the company said. It started this programme more than two decades ago, awarding a US$500 scholarship to students at seven locations.
Since then, the amount has doubled to US$1,000, which is given to 14 graduating seniors across the US.
"We care about the citizens in areas where our facilities are located," said Marc de Beer, president of Aviagen North America. "We realise that an investment in our young people enriches our communities, as well as our future leaders of the poultry industry and beyond."