Monday, December 8, 2008

Milk-Drinking Scholar Athletes May Score Cash For College

(NAPSI)-High school athletes who drink milk to stay fit have the chance to score some extra cash for college. The National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign, in partnership with USA TODAY, has launched the 12th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award program. Applications are available at through March 6, 2009.

The SAMMY Awards reward high school senior student athletes who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership, and include milk as part of their healthy lifestyles. Twenty-five winning teens will earn a $7,500 scholarship, attend an awards ceremony with celebrity guests at The Milk House at ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, and appear in their own milk mustache ad.

The unique scholarship educates teens on the importance of making smart choices-like drinking low-fat milk, eating right and staying active.

High school seniors interested in applying for the 2009 SAMMY Awards program should visit All applicants are required to describe in 75 words or less how they incorporate milk into their everyday life and training regimen.

The $7,500 scholarship recognizes exceptional student athletes and promotes nutrition and good health.

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