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Jared Sanderson of Sandusky Wins NorthStar Cooperative Scholarship

LANSING – Winners of the NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. scholarships were recently announced. Jared Sanderson of Sandusky, Michigan; Ethan Haywood of Hastings, Michigan; and Bethany Marcks of Black Creek, Wisconsin each received a $500 scholarship for continuing their education in the field of agriculture.
A 2015 graduate of Sandusky High School, Sanderson is currently a freshman at MSU majoring in Animal Science. Sanderson earned the Eagle Scout rank during his eight years with Boy Scouts, and has earned numerous awards through 4-H. During high school, Sanderson was a member of the Varsity baseball, football and basketball teams, and served as captain on each team. Inspired by his time spent alongside local veterinarians while working on his uncle’s dairy farm, Sanderson plans to become a large animal veterinarian, supporting dairy, beef, swine and sheep producers. Sanderson is the nephew of and works for John Welter, owner of Welter Dairy Farm, LLC in Croswell, Michigan.
The NorthStar Cooperative Scholarship program was established in 2005 to encourage post high school study in the field of agriculture for stock owners and their children. Eligible candidates must be a stock owner of the Cooperative or a family member of a stock owner. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of scholastic achievement, current and potential leadership, and interest in pursuing a career in agriculture. Visit for complete details on future scholarship opportunities.
NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is a stock based cooperative, owned by dairy and beef producers in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Originally formed in 1944 as an artificial insemination cooperative, NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is now comprised of sales and service for Select Sires, Ag Products and Technologies, DHI Services and Antel BioSystems, an animal diagnostic testing center.

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