Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the national dairy checkoff program.
Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded.Additionally, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient.
Students in their sophomore through senior year majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and agriculture education.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.
Completed applications should be submitted to the National Dairy Board c/o Nate Janssen, Dairy Management Inc., 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, IL 60018-5616. They must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017.
About Dairy Management
Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) is funded by America’s more than 43,000 dairy farmers, as well as dairy importers. Created to help increase sales and demand for dairy products, DMI and its related organizations work to increase demand for dairy through research, education and innovation, and to maintain confidence in dairy foods, farms and businesses. DMI manages National Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association, and founded the U.S. Dairy Export Council, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Visit www.DairyGood.org to see how the checkoff is building consumer confidence in dairy. To learn more about the dairy checkoff, visit www.dairy.org