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Judy family offers scholarship for sheep producing families

The family of Dr. John (Jack) Judy, who died in April 2015, has established a memorial scholarship in his name to be administered through the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

According to his niece Jennifer Walker, the family has agreed to award one $1,500 scholarship annually to a second-year college student who is either a member, or whose parents are members, of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

“The student doesn’t have to attend an Ohio school,” Walker said, “but he or she must be a resident of Ohio.”

Interested and qualified students can apply online at ofbf.org/foundation through June 30. Walker said finalists will be interviewed during the Ohio State Fair by a selection committee composed of Walker and members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

“Preference is given to (agriculture) majors but it is not a necessity,” Walker said.

Judy was a member of the Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences until his retirement in 1984. For 33 years he specialized in the study and teaching of sheep production and management. He had the title of Professor Emeritus when he left Ohio State and was inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame in 1985.

Always passionate about his students and their course of study, Judy was a faithful supporter of the Ralph Grimshaw scholarship, awarded through the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. Grimshaw, who was chairman of the sheep department at the Ohio State Fair, and Judy were close friends, according to Mark Judy, Jack’s brother.

For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation.

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely,  614-246-8230.