Applications are being accepted for several college scholarships awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), which helps fund Dairy Management Inc., the management branch of the national dairy checkoff program.
Eleven scholarships will be awarded, each worth $2,500, as well as a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship awarded to the outstanding scholarship recipient.
Eligible students must be enrolled in their sophomore through senior year of college, majoring in one of the following fields: 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 a student’s demonstrated leadership skills, 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.
Entry forms can be downloaded here, and should be submitted to the National Dairy Board c/o Nate Janssen, Dairy Management Inc., 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, IL 60018-5615. They must be postmarked no later than April 22.