Ohio State University junior Nick Fowler of Guernsey County was awarded the first Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The Judy scholarship is sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in collaboration with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
The family of Dr. John (Jack) Judy, who died in April 2015, established the memorial scholarship in 2016. The scholarship is awarded annually to a college student who is either a member, or whose parents are members, of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.
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.