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Dairy checkoff awards 12 scholarships to future dairy leaders


Congrats to these 12 students who have taken home academic scholarships from the dairy checkoff and have shown the 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.

Nora Faris, who attends the University of Missouri, earned the 2017-18 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Students earning $2,500 scholarships are:

Alexandra Gambonini, California Polytechnic State University; Kirby Krogstad, South Dakota State University; Riley Lewis, Purdue University; Jason Perkins, Purdue University; Andrew Pryor, Middle Tennessee State University; Tony Rice, Pennsylvania State University; Audrey Schmitz, Kansas State University; Meghan Skiba, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Gabriella Sorg, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Audrey Souza, South Dakota State University; Jacob Weg, South Dakota State University.

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