MILLSBORO, Del. – January 22, 2024 – 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. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is March 4, 2024.

“We’ve opened up the application earlier this year to give families the ability to make the important decisions about attending college,” said Clark “JR” LaPearl, Mountaire’s Director of Mountaire Cares. “We love this program because it’s rewarding to be able to help our own families, whether that’s our employees or our grower partners and grain producers. At Mountaire, we’re one big family.”

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 in the current school year.

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 for the annual Mountaire Scholarship online at our website:

The company will be announcing scholarship winners in April and hosting events for the winners and their families this summer.