The dairy checkoff has awarded 13 academic scholarships to students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders.
The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), through Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff, annually awards $2,500 scholarships to each student. In addition, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding scholarship recipient.
Eligible majors include journalism, communications/public relations, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science or agriculture education. Scholarship criteria include academic achievement, a career interest in a dairy-related discipline, along with demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity.
Tony Rice, a Penn State University student from Mount Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, earned the 2018-19 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Students earning $2,500 scholarships are: Christy Achen (Utah State University), Sanne de Bruijn (South Dakota State University), Tiffany Flatman (Brigham Young University), Alexandra Gambonini (California Polytechnic State University), Kathryn Lyne Gardner (University of Arkansas), Morgan Krause (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Haely Leiding (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Kayla Leiding (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Rebekka Paskewitz (South Dakota State University), Elisabeth Regusci (California Polytechnic State University), Andrew James Wilwerding (South Dakota State University) and Dustin Winston (University of Idaho).
About Dairy Management
Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) is funded by America’s nearly 40,000 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.