National Dairy Shrine Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

National Dairy Shrine

The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the NDS scholarships for 2020. National Dairy Shrine will provide 32 scholarships worth over $37,500 to students at the annual scholarship & awards banquet on Thursday, October 1st in Madison, Wisconsin. This announcement highlights the scholarship recipients so their friends and family can plan ahead to attend the NDS Awards Banquet this fall. More detailed news releases and photos of scholarship recipients will be published this summer as student recipient photos become available.

Kildee Scholarship

Receiving the H.H. Kildee Graduate Studies $3,000 Scholarship is Madison Dyment of Lexington, Kentucky. Madison attended the University of Kentucky and will be entering graduate school at the Ohio State University in Agricultural Communications.

Senior Student Recognition Scholarships

The NDS Senior Student Recognition program recognizes graduating seniors planning a career related to the dairy industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic ability, and a sincere interest in dairy cattle. Each university is allowed to nominate up to two candidates for this recognition in any given year. The highest honoree receives a $2000 award, the second a $1500 award and the other honorees receive $1000 awards.

The top scholarship recipient of $2000 is Emily Annexstad of St. Peter, Minnesota who majored in Animal Science and Agricultural Communication & Marketing at the University of Minnesota. The second award of $1500 goes to Sanne de Bruijn of Vicksburg, Michigan. She is graduating from South Dakota State University with a degree in Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing. The first $1000 recipient is Shoshana Brody from Baltimore, Maryland, who received an Animal Science degree from Penn State University. Then Summer Henschel from Chilton, Wisconsin, who majored in Dairy Science – Pre-Vet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following is Bailey Larson from Alma Center, Wisconsin, who majored in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Next is Jack Myers of Fowler, Michigan, who majored in Dairy Science at Iowa State University. The final senior recognition honoree is Kelly McRae from Grove City, Pennsylvania who was a major in Animal Science at Penn State University.

Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarships

The Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarships are designed to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. This scholarship is named in honor of National Dairy Hall of Fame Pioneer and Klussendorf recipient Merton Sowerby.

Kathryn Bosley of Malone, New York has been awarded the top scholarship of $1500. Kathryn is an Animal Science major at the State University of New York – Cobleskill.

Additionally, four other undergraduate students have been awarded $1000 scholarships.

They are: Sydney Jewell from Spencer, New York a major in Animal Science at Penn State University, Brock Irwin of Belvidere, Illinois who is attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Dairy Science, Todd Allen of Jefferson, Maryland who is attending Virginia Tach majoring in Dairy Science, and Lindsey Sarbacker of Edgerton, Wisconsin who is attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in Dairy Science and Life Science Communications.

 

 

Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarships

The Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarships are designed to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations.  This scholarship is named in honor of Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder and Klussendorf recipient Mike Lancaster.

Nicholas Seitzer of St. Peter, Minnesota has been awarded the top scholarship of $1500. Nicholas is a student at the University of Minnesota double majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural & Food Business Management. Additionally, three other sophomore students have been awarded $1000 scholarships. They are: Sarah Lehner of Delaware, Ohio, who is majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness at the Ohio State University, Gaelan Combs of Verona, Wisconsin, who is attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science, and Matthias Annexstad of St. Peter, Minnesota who is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in Animal Science.

NDS / DMI Education & Communication Scholarships

These generous scholarships are made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue education or communication careers in the dairy product industry or related food industries. Major areas include Marketing, Education, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), Public Relations, Promotion, Social Media, and Communications.

Nicole Guise of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania has been awarded the NDS / DMI Education & Communication top scholarship of $1500. Nicole is an Agricultural & Extension Education major at Penn State University. Additionally, three other undergraduate students have been awarded scholarships. These $1000 recipients are: Sarah Thomas of Pittsboro, North Carolina a Dairy Science major at Virginia Tech, Kathryn Gardner of Fayetteville, Arkansas, who attends the University of Arkansas and is double majoring in Agricultural Communication & Agribusiness Marketing, and Robert Marchy from Ceres, California, who attends Oklahoma State University and is studying Agricultural Communication & Marketing.

 

 

NDS / DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarships

These generous scholarships are made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product or milk marketing, dairy product development and/or quality control or similar roles in the dairy & food industries.

Jessica Schmitt of Fort Atkinson, Iowa has been awarded the NDS / DMI Milk & Dairy Products top scholarship of $1500. Jessica is a Dairy Science and Agricultural Education & Communications double major at Iowa State University. Additionally, three other undergraduate students have been awarded scholarships. These $1000 scholarship recipients are Kathryn Gathje of Richmond, Minnesota who is majoring in Agricultural Communications and Agribusiness Marketing at the University of Minnesota. Cayley Vande Berg of Eldorado, Wisconsin who is attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Dairy Science, and next is, Brianna McBride of Severance, Colorado who is attending Iowa State University and double majoring in Dairy Science and Food Science.

Maurice Core Scholarships

These $1000 scholarships are given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and former Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarships are given to freshman status students working toward a degree in dairy/animal science or related majors.

Receiving Maurice Core $1000 Scholarships are Ashley Hagenow of Poynette, Wisconsin, who is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in Agricultural Communications & Marketing. Next is Mikara Anderson from Three Springs, Pennsylvania who is majoring in Animal Science at Penn State University, then Kendra Waldenberger of Spring Grove, Minnesota who is attending the University of Minnesota double majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Communication & Marketing. The final recipient is Alexis Payne of Glenfield, New York, who is majoring in Animal Science at the State University of New York-Cobleskill.

Marshall McCullough Communication Scholarships

The Marshall McCullough Scholarships are given in memory of Marshall McCullough, the well-respected nutrition researcher and educator from Georgia. This scholarship is presented to college freshmen attending a four-year college or university and majoring in an agricultural communications field.

Receiving a $1,000 McCullough scholarship is Rachel Lokai of Urbana, Ohio. She is freshman majoring in Animal Science at the Ohio State University. Rachel plans on a career in Agricultural Communications with an emphasis on Social Media.

Iager Scholarships

The Iager Scholarship for $1000 is awarded annually to students in a two-year agricultural school pursuing a career in the dairy industry. It is based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry and plans for the future. This scholarship was started with a generous donation from the Charles and Judy Iager family of Fulton, Maryland.

The recipients this year are Justin Huff of Dix, Illinois, who is attending Kaskaskia College majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Laura Littrell from St. Johnsville, New York who is attending the State University of New York Cobleskill and majoring in Animal Science.

The annual National Dairy Shrine Scholarship & Awards Banquet and reception will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on Thursday October 1st at 5:30 PM. For more information about the students being recognized by National Dairy Shrine or tickets for the Awards Banquet, contact the NDS office at [email protected]. Additional information on National Dairy Shrine membership or other activities is also available at www.dairyshrine.org. Dairy enthusiasts are encouraged to become a part of the most important dairy organization helping to inspire future dairy leaders, honor current & past dairy leaders and preserve dairy history.

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