2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

The NAMA Scholarship Foundation was pleased to announce last week the undergraduates chosen as recipients of scholarship grants for the 2013-14 academic school year. The awards were presented during the NAMA Meat Industry Management Conference and Annual Meeting on March 21, by Foundation President Ron Gustafson.

Frank DeBenedetti Scholarship
Daniel Neely, Kansas State University

Florence Powers Scholarship
Lindsey Turner, Texas A&M University

Al Piccetti Scholarship
Hope Voegele, Texas A&M University

Lou Gast Scholarship
Brittany McDaniel, University of Florida

NAMA Scholarship
Kathryn Sands, Purdue University

Don & Jana Clift Scholarship
Chelsea O’Diam, Ohio State University

These $2,250 to $2,500 merit-based awards are presented annually to undergraduate students studying animal/meat/food science and considering a career in the meat industry. NAMA Scholarship Foundation (www.meatscholars.org) would also like to extend its gratitude to the scholarship review committee, which consisted of Dr. Bob Delmore, Colorado State University; Dr. John Henson, California State University-Fresno; Ron Richard, University of Idaho; and Shane Oesthaler, Carlton Farms.

The NAMA Scholarship also announced a new culinary arts/science scholarship that will be named the Bobby Hatoff Scholarship. This will be the first scholarship of its kind, and it will be awarded in 2015.

2014 scholarship recipients with Scholarship Foundation President Ron Gustafson (right) at the NAMA Management Conference