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National Dairy Board Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

January 25, 2011

Rosemont, Ill. – Applications are being accepted for 20 college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy producers, through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the national dairy checkoff program.

Scholarship criteria include academic achievement, a career interest in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. The value of 19 of the scholarships is $1,500. In addition, the NDB awards a $2,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient.
Eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy can apply. Majors include: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and agriculture education.
Interested students can download an application from the “about us” section of www.dairycheckoff.com. Completed applications and all required documentation should be submitted to the NDB c/o Jolene Griffin, DMI, 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont IL 60018-5615, by April 15. Questions can be directed to Griffin at (847) 627-3320 or at jolene.griffin@rosedmi.com.

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