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Tom Imbordino Dairy Science Scholarship

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The FPSA Dairy Council launched the Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairy Science Scholarship Fund in 2021 to support those interested in pursuing careers within the dairy or food industry.

Named for Tom Imbordino, founding member of the Dairy Council and longtime publisher of Dairy Foods Magazine, Tom was an enthusiastic supporter of the dairy industry and efforts to create new professional development opportunities for the next generation.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the dairy or food industry as well as the potential for success.

This scholarship is set at $3,500 in 2024 with multiple winners to be awarded this year.

Applicants may be junior or senior level undergraduate students and Master or Ph.D. candidates in dairy or food sciences, attending a North American university.

To apply for the scholarship, please click on 2024 Imbordino Scholarship Application (May 27th Submission Deadline)


I am so honored to be selected as a Tom Imbordino Dairy Science scholarship recipient. This scholarship will allow me to diversify my learning experiences and broaden my knowledge of the dairy industry. I fell in love with this industry as an Animal Science student but have further developed that passion on the food science side. I am truly grateful my hard work has been recognized and know these funds will allow me to build on my foundations to become an effective communicator for all things dairy, farm to fork.

Jacinda Leopard
Mississippi State University

Kritika Gaba

South Dakota State University

I am pleased to receive the 2021 Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairy Science Scholarship. Winning this scholarship is like a testament to my academic performance and commitment to the dairy science career. I wish to continue doing same in the future to bring a change as a dairy science enthusiast.

I am extremely thankful for the support of the Tom Imbordino Memorial Scholarship and its action in allowing me to pursue my education and career in the dairy and dairy foods industry. This gracious award demonstrates the strength of the dairy community, and the people I am grateful for. Thank you endlessly for the incredible support of my future.

Brianna McBride
Iowa State University