Eleven scholarships worth US$2,500 each will be awarded, in addition to a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff program. Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2023/24 academic school year and 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. Scholarship winners must be enrolled during the entire academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
Applications can be found at www.usdairy.com/about-us/dmi/scholarship. Completed applications must be received no later than May 12,2023, at 11:59PM CST.
The winners will be announced in the fall; they will receive a plaque and a cheque for the award amount. The stipend will be forwarded to the department head/chairperson for issuance to awardees upon their enrolment for the fall 2023-2024 term.