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!”