VERONA, Wis. — National Dairy Herd Information Association is offering $750 scholarships to full-time incoming and continuing students at technical, two-year and four-year colleges/universities.
To be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship, the applicant must be a family member or employee of a farm whose herd is 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. National DHIA members include: 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 and 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. Recipients will be announced at the 2014 National DHIA annual meeting.
National DHIA will award approximately 20 $750 scholarships. Generous contributions from National DHIA members, friends and supporters help fund these scholarships.
To apply for a National DHIA scholarship, log on to www.dhia.org and download and complete the electronic application form.
For more information, contact Barb Roth, National DHIA scholarship committee chair, at roth250<\@>ix.netcom.com or 616-897-7435; or JoDee Sattler, National DHIA communications and events manager, at 608-848-6455, ext. 112 or jdsattler<\@>dhia.org.