Scholarships will help ease burden of college tuition
Meridian, Idaho – (May 6, 2014) – United Dairymen of Idaho has awarded college scholarships to fifteen Idaho students this year. The UDI Idaho Dairy Farm Family Scholarship program recognizes select high school seniors who are family members of Idaho dairy farmers.
Each $1,500 scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors and students enrolled in a post-secondary education institution. In addition, one student is selected to receive the $2,500 Bill and Charlotte Stouder Memorial Scholarship for $2,500. The Bill & Charlotte Stouder Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the highest scoring scholarship applicant each year in memory of Bill and Charlotte Stouder and as a tribute to their dedication to Idaho’s dairy industry.
Karianne Fallow, CEO of United Dairymen of Idaho, says it’s great to see the seniors taking the next step in their education. “Idaho’s dairy farm families are proud to support and invest in the future of the dairy industry and dairy farm family scholarships are just one way they’ve committed their resources to continue the legacy of dairy. Our dairy families are working hard every day to feed the world and it’s clear that the achievements of these scholarship winners are similarly situated to have a big impact on their worlds.”
The fifteen students were selected from 41 finalists who submitted applications. Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities in school, community service, letters of recommendation and a written essay.
This year’s recipients are:
|Olivia Anderson – Blackfoot||Jessica Baithavong – Murtaugh||*Raquel DeHoog – Parma|
|Katylyn DeVries – Buhl||Sabrina Esplin – Shelley||Brooke Fitzgerald – Twin Falls|
|Derek Gerratt – Hazelton||Raquelle Mouw – Meridian||Hannah Roberts – Preston|
|Cassidy Rueth – Parma||Wes Russell – Emmett||Andrea Schilder – Buhl|
|Madison Jo Searle – Burley||Haley Troost – Parma||Andrea Vanderwoude – Parma|
*Bill &Charlotte Stouder Memorial Scholarship Recipient
About United Dairymen of Idaho
The United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) protects and promotes the Idaho dairy industry and dairy farm families through outreach, nutrition counseling and partnerships with consumers, dairy processors, retail outlets and farmers and their families. UDI is the parent organization of both the Idaho Dairy Council and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Visit UDI’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates and additional information.
Contact: Cheri Chase, Senior Director of Consumer Confidence