LYNNFIELD, Mass., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, announced the application period of the 2017 Hood® Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship program. The program celebrates student athletes in New England who demonstrate integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field.
Extraordinary high school senior athletes are invited to submit entries online at Hood.com/scholarship now through March 6, 2017. To be eligible, students must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity sport, earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, and performed volunteer work in the community.
"For the eighth year, we're proud to honor 18 exceptional high school seniors from across New England," said Lynne Bohan, vice president of communications and government affairs at Hood. "The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship program is a great way to recognize students who serve as role models in their classes, communities and on their respective sports teams."
Three high school seniors from each of the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – will be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship for a total of $90,000.
With more than $600,000 awarded since 2009, the Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship program has become one of the largest scholarships in New England. For more information on how to apply, rules and regulations, please visit Hood.com.
About HP Hood LLC
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.
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