Meyer Awarded Nick Bellows Scholarship

Madeline Meyer of Ionia was chosen at the 2017-18 recipient of the Nick Bellows Scholarship.

Madeline Meyer of Ionia was chosen at the 2017-18 recipient of the Nick Bellows Scholarship.  The $4,000 scholarship is named in honor of Nick Bellows, the former chief executive officer of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM).  This award is presented to an MSU student with a career interest in dairy promotions.

Meyer is the daughter of James and Veronica Meyer of Ionia.  She received the scholarship based on her academic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities, and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy industry. Madeline is an Animal Science freshman at Michigan State and expects to graduate in May of 2020.

When she is not on campus, Madeline is a farm hand at Bos Greenhouses in Cascade and Sandy Ridge Dairy in Ionia.  Madeline is working on a dairy research project with Dr. Mike Vandehaar and is also working for the Drain Commission in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a student assistant.  Madeline is very involved with 4-H and FFA, where she is currently serving as the 2016-17 Michigan FFA Region 5 State Vice President.

After graduating, Madeline plans to either attend vet school to become a large animal veterinarian, or pursue her interest in practicing agricultural law.

The Nick Bellows Scholarship was established in 2011 by the UDIM board of directors and staff members to recognize Bellows for his two and a half decades of commitment and dedication as the organization’s CEO.

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