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Scholarships for future dairy leaders

By Dairy Management Inc. (4/27/10)

  APRIL 29, 2010 --

Dairy producers, through their checkoff investment, will award 20 academic scholarships to students currently enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders.

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), the 36-member dairy producer board that oversees the national dairy checkoff program, through Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff, annually awards up to 19 $1,500 scholarships and one $2,500 scholarship to eligible undergraduate students.

Eligible majors include journalism, communications/public relations, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science or agriculture education.

"Dairy producers are committed to supporting the next generation of dairy leaders," says Paula Meabon, Pennsylvania dairy producer and NDB chair. "These scholarships allow us to award students who will move our industry forward and to encourage their involvement in the dairy industry."

Scholarship applications are available by following this link: http://www.dairycheckoff.com/DairyCheckoff

In addition to the application, an official transcript of all college courses and a short statement describing career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences are due by May 31.



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