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Food Processing Distributor Nelson-Jameson Announces Inaugural College Scholarship Winners


The “Golden Rule” college scholarship program is provided by the Nelson-Jameson Foundation

Marshfield, WI, June 15, 2023 – The Nelson-Jameson Family of Companies recently announced the inaugural winners of its “Golden Rule” college scholarship program through the Nelson-Jameson Foundation. Two students, Kierstyn Kindschy and Nathan Nikolay, were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship for college expenses. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program provides family members of Nelson-Jameson employees the opportunity to apply for scholarships at accredited two- or four-year colleges. 

Kindschy has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and plans to major in Elementary Education and Special Education. Her father is Nelson-Jameson employee Andy Kindschy, an Outside core account manager in the Outside Sales department in western Wisconsin. Nikolay is pursuing higher education at Fox Valley Technical College, with a focus on Agricultural Power Equipment. His father, Jay Nikolay, is a Facilities & Maintenance manager in Operational Support in Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

“We are thrilled to congratulate Kierstyn and Nathan on their Nelson-Jameson Golden Rule scholarships, and provide support for the educational and career dreams they articulated so eloquently in their applications,” says Amanda Sasse, fourth-generation owner of Nelson-Jameson. “We pride ourselves on our Golden Rule workplace culture of honesty, integrity, and kindness, and we’re equally proud to extend these values to our employees’ families as well.” 

An independent committee of former educators reviewed the applications and selected the winners. Criteria included: status as a first-generation college student; active community involvement and/or volunteer experience; and three essays – one describing why the scholarship was important to them, another on career objectives, and a third on how they live Nelson-Jameson’s Golden Rule values.  The scholarship program will run annually, with each year’s winners announced in May. More information on the company can be found at

About Nelson-Jameson   

Nelson-Jameson is a fourth-generation, family-owned distributor to the food and beverage industry. From the company’s roots in dairy production supplies, it grew to offer a broad range of food processing equipment and services that provide customers with everything they need to manufacture safe, high-quality products. Representing over 850 vendors and distributing over 60,000 products, Nelson-Jameson offers everything from standard equipment to custom production solutions and equipment repair.  The company employs more than 260 people in five distribution centers across the United States and at its headquarters in the heart of dairy country in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The dairy industry leader also operates NEXT Logistics, offering delivery services from Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Texas distribution centers.   

For more than 75 years, Nelson-Jameson has supported food and dairy processors with products and solutions that keep pace with changing consumer tastes, manufacturing processes, and distribution channels. The company continues to be the supplier of choice for customers in all 50 states and international markets.   

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