National Dairy Herd Information Association is offering approximately twenty $750 scholarships to full-time incoming and continuing students at technical and two-year and four-year colleges/universities, the group announced this week.
To be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship, the applicant must be a family member or employee of a herd on DHI test, a family member of a DHI employee, or an employee of a DHI affiliate.
The DHI affiliate for the herd or affiliate employee must be a member of National DHIA, including: Arizona DHIA, Dairy Lab Services, Dairy One Cooperative Inc., DHI Cooperative Inc., Idaho DHIA, Indiana State Dairy Association, Lancaster DHIA, Minnesota DHIA, NorthStar Cooperative DHI Services, Puerto Rico DHIA, Rocky Mountain DHIA, Tennessee DHIA, Texas DHIA, United Federation of DHIAs, Vermont DHIA or Washington State DHIA.
Judges will evaluate applicants based on scholastic achievements, leadership, community activities and work experience, experience and knowledge of DHIA, and response to questions on the application.
Applications are due Oct. 15, 2014. Recipients will be announced at the 2015 National DHIA annual meeting.
To apply for a National DHIA scholarship, log on to the DHIA website and download and complete the electronic application form.
For more information, contact Holly Thompson, National DHIA scholarship committee chair, at [email protected], or 507-534-4347; or JoDee Sattler, National DHIA communications and events manager, 608-848-6455, ext. 112; or [email protected].
Generous contributions from National DHIA members, friends and supporters help fund these scholarships.