UAS Laboratories Inc., a global leader in the field of probiotics, has renewed its annual scholarships to South Dakota State University. Dr. S.K. Dash, founder of UAS Labs, awarded one scholarship to a student from the Department of Dairy Science in support of the Jackrabbit Guarantee for the 2012-2013 school year. The recipient is Kaylee Wegner, incoming freshman in Dairy Science from Faribault, Minn. The second award was the Dr. S.K. Dash Scholarship in Food Science and Nutrition, and the recipient for 2011 and 2012 was Wei Bai, a Ph.D. student from Zhangjigang, China, who will be conducting research in the field of probiotics. Dr. Dash has also provided an endowment to the university to further research in probiotics and other scientific applications.
National, international and local scholarships
Dr. S.K. Dash and UAS Laboratories have been long supporters of national and international scholars. Each year, Dr. Dash awards the highest performing high school senior in the U.S. a scholarship through the Orissa Society of America. He also awards scholarships to promising students in India. Locally, a scholarship is provided through the India Association of Minnesota (IAM). This year, Dr. Dash has again sponsored fellowship awards recognizing qualified students attending college for the first time. IAM has been in existence since 1973 in the Twin Cities and is the only organization promoting higher education of Asian Indians by awarding scholarships to qualified students attending college for the first time. The scholarships are designed to recognize current role models and potential thought leaders who are closely involved with the Asian Indian community.