ROSEMONT, ILL. – The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) announced it is accepting applications for college scholarships that are awarded by dairy farmers and importers in the United States.

Scholarships worth $2,500 each will go to 11 students, while the $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one standout applicant.

Undergraduate students who will enter their sophomore, junior or senior year during the 2023-24 academic year can apply for the scholarships if they are majoring in communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science or agriculture education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, interest in a dairy-related discipline, and “demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity.” Applications are available online at the US Dairy website, and must be received by May 12.

NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff program.