Campus Spirit Scholar Award Winners Announced Weekly During Football Season

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Recognizing outstanding Penn State students for their dual commitment of achieving success in the classroom and serving within the community is exactly what Philadelphia-based Dietz & Watson is looking for over the next seven weeks.

During the Nittany Lions’ football match up against Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 5, the first 2013 Dietz & Watson Campus Spirit Scholar award winner will be announced. Applicants already are completing entry forms in hopes of winning a $500 scholarship and another $500 to donate to a Penn State non-profit campus charity of their choice – each week. All students attending the more than 20 campuses throughout Pennsylvania are eligible to win one of the seven scholarships, to be awarded weekly from Oct. 5 – Nov. 23, 2013.

The Dietz & Watson Campus Spirit Scholar recipients will be announced during the respective game broadcasts carried on the Penn State Radio Network and receive four tickets and hospitality passes to the Penn State vs. Nebraska game on Nov. 23. Students hoping to win the $1,000 total can entered through this link:

“As a proud corporate partner and preferred hot dog, sausage and deli meat of Penn State Athletics, we are proud to continue the Campus Spirit Scholar Program” said Corey Olson, Marketing Manager for Dietz & Watson, a family owned business recognized as one of the largest preparers of premium deli meats and artisan cheeses for more than 70 years. “We’re proud to recognize these Penn State students for their achievements in the classroom and their charitable work in the community. We’re happy to be involved, and we look forward to recognizing these organizatons and students all season long.”

“Dietz & Watson is a first-rate company with strong values and business objectives,” said John Tull, Manager of Business Development for Penn State Sports Properties, a Learfield Sports’ property and multimedia rights holder for PSU Athletics. “We’re honored to have them as a corporate partner and pleased to see them continue with this Campus Spirit Scholar award that will benefit so many.”

Dietz & Watson was founded in 1939 by Gottlieb Dietz, a talented young German sausage maker. His primary goal was to produce the most flavorful, highest-quality deli meats in the marketplace to please even the most discriminating palate. His old-world recipes and commitment to “quality above all else” demanded nothing less than the freshest lean grain-fed Midwest beef, Canadian pork, turkey breast and chicken breast enhanced with fresh, all-natural spices and seasonings. Dietz & Watson never uses artificial flavors, colors, fillers, extenders or MSG.

In addition to Penn State, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations including seven other members of the Big Ten Conference – Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. Aside from the campus-level rights relationships Learfield Sports has with these schools, the company also manages the sponsorship rights of the Big Ten Conference and develops its corporate partnerships. The company titles the acclaimed Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup as well. To learn more about its 40-year history and comprehensive collegiate portfolio, visit