LYNNFIELD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, New England's leading dairy processor, will award 18 $5,000 Hood® Sportsmanship Scholarships™ to high school seniors who demonstrate integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. Three high school seniors in 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.
The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship presented by Hood Milk is open to seniors enrolled in a high school in one of the six New England states. Seniors must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2012 and meet the following criteria:
* Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
* Participated in a varsity sport in high school
* Volunteered in his/her community
* Displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in sports in high school
"The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship program was established to recognize exceptional high school seniors in New England," said Lynne Bohan, spokesperson for Hood. "We have been overwhelmed by the quality of submissions from students over the past two years, and look forward to celebrating 18 more students who serve as role models in their classes, communities and on their respective sports teams."
Students can enter for a chance to win the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship online at Hood.com now through February 1st, 2012. Students will be asked to complete the application form and write a short essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. Voting will be open to the public beginning on February 15th and will run through March 15th online at Hood.com to determine the 10 finalists from each state who will be interviewed by a panel of judges. The final 18 winners -- 3 from each state -- will be notified in May and be invited to attend an awards banquet.
For more information, and rules and regulations, please visit Hood.com.
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 Milk, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes, Fiber One® Cottage Cheese and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.
SOURCE HP Hood