The Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association, Inc., announced 10 scholarships totaling $15,000 given to college students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Applicants for these scholarships must be an immediate family member of an employee of a current NDSA member company or a student member of NDSA who is enrolled full time with a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Bruce W. Krupke, executive vice president of the Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association, noted that there were many strong and qualified applicants this year.
The NDSA Scholarship Committee awarded five $2,000 scholarships to students majoring in subjects related to the dairy/food industry or agriculture. This year’s recipients in this category were:
• Remy Babbush of Merrick, New York, attending Cornell University and majoring in food science
• Jenna Freyer of North Syracuse, New York, attending the Ohio State University and majoring in food science
• Karly Marshman of Oxford, New York, attending SUNY Morrisville and majoring in agriculture science
• Dominic Mattilio of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, attending Penn State University and majoring in animal science
• Ericka Vrooman of Pulaski, New York, attending SUNY Cobleskill and majoring in agriculture science
• Additionally, the scholarship committee awarded five $1,000 scholarships to students in any course of study:
• Jakob Behrendt of Columbus, Ohio, attending the Ohio State University and majoring in aerospace engineering.
• Hannah Boyd of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attending the University of Pittsburgh and majoring in engineering
• Lily Daily of Lexington, Kentucky, attending the University of Kentucky and majoring in communications sciences & disorders.
• Bryce Ostrander of Hampden, Massachusetts, attending Springfield Technical Community College, whose major is undeclared
• Alexandria Reppi of Wolcott, New York, attending St. John Fisher College and majoring in nursing.
Scholarship winner Jenna Fryer was pleased to be the recipient of this monetary award. “I would like to thank the Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association and their members for their continued support of higher education,” she said. “I am fortunate to be a recipient of an NDSA scholarship, which has helped me financially as I complete my bachelor’s degree in food science at The Ohio State University in spring 2020.”
Dominic Mattilio, another recipient, also expressed his appreciation. “This scholarship helps me pursue my goal of receiving an education and working in the agriculture industry,” he said.
The Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association is pleased to present these scholarships to encourage those seeking careers in the dairy industry, as well as others pursuing a college education in various interests, according to NDSA President Ozzie Orsillo.
Scholarship information is made available on the association’s website, www.neastda.org, each year after Feb. 1 with applications due by June 1. Funding for the scholarships comes directly from proceeds from the NDSA’s annual clambake, member dues and sponsorship of various dairy industry events.