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McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Dairy Council today announced it has awarded six $3,500 scholarships that will be used towards completing the winners’ respective degrees within the dairy or food science disciplines. The winners of the 2023 Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairy Science Scholarship are:

                  • Chloe Calhoun, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
                  • Bhaswati Chowdhury, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
                  • Grace Clark, Iowa State University
                  • Kaitlin Mirkin, Washington State University
                  • Akshit Lnu, South Dakota State University
                  • Arshdeep Singh, University of Missouri – Columbia

“The FPSA Dairy Council is extremely proud to announce the winners of the Tom Imbordino Memorial Scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year” stated Martin Lutz, Chairman of the FPSA Dairy Council and CEO of ProLeiT Corp. “Thanks to the contributions of FPSA member companies at the 2023 FPSA Charity Auction, we were able to increase the number of scholarships from four in 2022 to six this year. This was helpful given that the number of excellent submissions nearly doubled over last year’s as students in prominent dairy and food science programs are becoming more aware of the opportunity.”

“The continued growth of this scholarship program is a tribute to Tom Imbordino, founding member of the FPSA Dairy Council and a proponent for young people seeking a career in the dairy industry,” said David Seckman, President, and CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association. “Tom would be especially proud of this program and the impressive academic talent it has attracted. FPSA and its Dairy Council are confident that with such highly qualified applicants as we had this year, this industry is in very good hands.”

The FPSA Dairy Council is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors who take an active role in the review and selection of scholarship winners. For more information on the FPSA Dairy Council contact Andy Drennan at 703-663-1201 or


The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.  Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairyPrepared Foods, Pet Foods and Meat sectors.


Media Contact:  For Immediate Release
Andy Drennan August 17, 2023
SVP, Membership and Business Development