Laura Weisz, of Hillman, Minn., has been awarded the 2011 National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management Inc., Milk Marketing $1,500 Scholarship. Eight undergraduate students have earned $1,000 scholarships that are made possible by DMI and NDS to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product marketing.

Weisz is an animal science major (dairy production emphasis) and is pursuing a mass communications minor at the University of Minnesota. The other winners are: Philip Bachman (Penn State University), Mandy Brazil (Polytechnic State University), Laura Elliott (University of Wisconsin), Jason Kaare (University of Minnesota), Rachel Manning (West Virginia University), Isaac Salfer (University of Minnesota), Theresa Twohey (University of Minnesota) and Hannah Wentworth (Penn State University).

The scholarships will be presented Oct. 6 during the World Dairy Expo.

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