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Perdue Foundation awards $50,000 to University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Photo: Parker Hall, left, vice president of research and development and innovation for Perdue Foods, presents a $50,000 Perdue Foundation grant to Dr. Heidi Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and David Balcom, vice president of university relations, to fund a new scholarship program.

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Perdue Farms, through its Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to provide support for student scholarships. UMES is a public historically black land-grant research university.

“These scholarships would support students studying agriculture, business, construction management technology, hospitality and tourism, engineering, and more,” said David Balcom, University of Maryland Eastern Shore vice president for university relations. “Perdue scholars will pursue their degrees in their chosen field, and many will also help to advance research in areas such as food science and technology. . .

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