Four students have been selected to receive scholarships from Midwest Dairy Association's South Dakota Division. They were among those honored during the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Dairy Science Department scholarship banquet on April 2 in Brookings.The Midwest Dairy awards totaling $5,000 were among 95 scholarships worth $91,714 presented to undergraduate and graduate students in Dairy Science at SDSU.
Angela Sellner, a junior dairy production major from Sleepy Eye, Minn., received a $1,500 Midwest Dairy scholarship. Sellner has been active in 4-H and FFA, and was a member of the SDSU dairy cattle judging team. She plans a career in the dairy industry, focusing on artificial insemination and replacement heifers with plans to eventually own a registered Holstein herd.
Alisha Vander Wal of Pipestone, Minn., also received a $1,500 award. As a junior dairy production major, she was on the Dean's List each of her semesters and is active in SDSU Dairy Club and the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association. Her goal is to work in the dairy production industry.
Joseph Hoffmann of New Ulm, Minn., received a $1,000 Midwest Dairy scholarship as an incoming student in dairy production. He is an active 4-H member and plans to return to the dairy industry.
Margaret Stiles of Lakeville, Minn., was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship as an incoming student in dairy production. Her activities have included 4-H projects in dairy, beef and poultry, and Stiles hopes to work in the dairy production sector after graduation from SDSU.
Students may apply for Midwest Dairy South Dakota Division scholarships through the SDSU application process. Details can be viewed at http://www.sdstate.edu/ds/students/index.cfm
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