Courtney Hoff, of New Windsor, was one of four students who received a $750 scholarship from the Maryland Holstein Association Scholarship Committee.
According to The Maryland Holstein Association, the scholarship program was developed by the Scholarship Committee and Mylo S. Downey, an associate director for agricultural development programs at the University of Maryland. The first Maryland Holstein Scholarship was awarded in the fall of 1973.
The award is based on a student's promise of leadership, satisfactory scholastic rank and financial need. Applicants must also be enrolled in the 4-H or FFA program working with Holsteins, according to the MHA.
Hoff is a sophomore at Cornell University with a major in animal science and a minor in agribusiness. She is active in Sigma Alpha, a professional ag sorority, and is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student ambassador. Following graduation, Hoff plans to find a job in the dairy industry that would allow her to gain experience and network before going back to help operate her family's dairy farm as a sixth generation farmer.
Scholarships were also awarded to Ian Doody and Julia Doody, of Damascus, and Shelby Hahn, of Sabillasville.
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