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Bruce W. Krupke Memorial Scholarships

In April 2020, the Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association board of directors unanimously voted to rename the scholarship the Bruce W. Krupke Memorial Scholarship. Bruce served as Executive Vice President of Northeast Dairy Foods Association and Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association for 27 years before passing away in March 2020. Additionally, the board approved increasing the scholarship amount from $15,000 to $20,000 for the 2020-21 academic year. Funding for the scholarships comes directly from the association’s annual dairy industry clambake, members’ dues supporting the association, and sponsorship of annual dairy industry events each year.

“We received over 70 applications this year and it was a long and challenging process for the Scholarship Committee to narrow it down based on the quality of this year’s applicants,” said Bill Elliot, President of Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association Board of Directors. “Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association is honored to be able to provide this scholarship to students who are pursuing their goals and dreams. Congratulations to all of the recipients!”

MELANIA BIRJUKOW

Niagara County Community College

JOHN MICHAEL CARTER

Purdue University

ELLA DESTAPHANO

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

IAN FOX

University of Tampa

ANDRES HAENDEL GONZALEZ

University of Delaware

TIFFANY HEISCHMAN

Eastern Mennonite University

GRAYSON MYERS

John Carroll University 

STEPHANIE PIEPER

University of Alabama

EMILY ROLOSON

University of Virginia

EFRAIM SHACHTER

Cornell University

HEIDI WILLIAMS

SUNY Alfred

HEATHER YOUNG

University of Florida