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Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association, Inc. (NDSA) has announced fifteen students to receive the Bruce W. Krupke Memorial Scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year totaling $20,000.

This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipients are; Antonia Murphy (North Carolina A&T University), Celia Langone (High Point University), Danielle Mauhar (University of Wisconsin-Platteville), Jose Guevara Hernandez (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), and Taylor Spence (Texas A&M University).

This year’s $1,000 scholarship recipients are; Abigail Soellner (SUNY Brockport), Andrew Trainge (Brandeis University), Carter Wiechec (Alfred State College/Northland Workforce Training Center), Garrett Williams (Penn West University at Edinboro), Gray Nelson (North Dakota State University), Jacob Frere (Pennsylvania College of Technology), Javier Simms (American International College), Kate Rossner (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), McKenna Ellis (Nazareth College), and Tyler Hedding (Villanova University).

“We received over 40 very strong applications this year, which made for a challenging process for the Scholarship Committee to narrow it down and make final selections based on the quality of this year’s applicants,” said Alex Walsh, Executive Director. “Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association is honored to be able to provide this scholarship to members who have students pursuing their goals and dreams. Congratulations to all of the recipients and wish them the best of luck in their academic endeavors.”

“I express profound gratitude towards NDSA for awarding me this scholarship,” said Tyler Hedding. “This financial support and recognition will undoubtedly push me further towards achieving my various academic aspirations and making a positive impact in my community and beyond. I look forward to representing NDSA’s values and using this scholarship to become the best academic version of myself.”

“This scholarship puts me one step closer to graduating debt-free,” said Tiffany Heischman. By graduating debt-free, I will have the opportunity to continue my passion for agriculture and pursue a career in the agriculture industry.”

“This has been a wonderful opportunity and a great step towards my education,” state Kate Rossner. “I would like to thank this association for supporting my future research in food science, and I am looking forward to what lies ahead.”

The NDSA scholarship program is named in remembrance of Bruce W. Krupke, who served as the executive vice president for the associations for more than 27 years until he passed away in February 2020.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must be an immediate family member of a current Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association, Inc, or Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc. member company, or a Student Member of NDSA, enrolled for the 2023-24 academic year as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours, and have a GPA of 2.50 or greater to be eligible.

Scholarship information is made available each year after February 1st with applications due by June 1st and can be found on the association’s website at Funding for the scholarships comes directly from the association’s annual dairy industry clambake, members’ dues supporting the association, and sponsorships of annual dairy industry events.

The Northeast Dairy Foods & Suppliers Associations are full-service trade organizations dairy processors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the northeast United States since 1932.