The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) said it opened the application period for the inaugural Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairy Science Scholarship to deserving students studying dairy or food sciences at universities throughout North America. The $3,500 scholarship was created in late 2020 by the FPSA Dairy Council and is named in memory of founding council member and former publisher of Dairy Foods magazine, Tom Imbordino.

“Tom was known and respected throughout the industry and was a strong supporter of professional development for young talent in our industry,” said Martin Lutz, Dairy Council chairman and CEO of ProLeiT Corp. “In fact, he was a proponent of creating this very scholarship which now proudly bears his name. The Dairy Council looks forward to receiving the applications of very qualified undergraduate and graduate students and aiding them in getting their education in this important field.”

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, McLean, Va.-based FPSA said. For more information about the FPSA Dairy Council, contact Andy Drennan at 703-663-1201 or

“This scholarship fund was formed with the goal of supporting and encouraging promising students interested in furthering their education to pursue a career within the industry,” said David Seckman, FPSA president and CEO. “Members of the FPSA Dairy Council are united in supporting advanced studies within the dairy and food science field. FPSA members and the Dairy Council continue to fund the scholarship program via generous donations and activities with the goal of giving back to the dairy industry and encouraging careers in the food industry to the next generation of qualified dairy and food science professionals.”

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is May 28, 2021. Interested students should contact Ann Marie Penaranda at 703-663-1213 or