For the first time, National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is offering $750 scholarships to incoming and continuing students at two-year and four-year colleges/universities. Previously, National DHIA awarded $500 scholarships.

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. (Arizona DHIA, Dairy Lab Services, Dairy One Cooperative Inc., DHI Cooperative Inc., Idaho DHIA, Indiana State Dairy Association, Lancaster DHIA, Louisiana DHIA, Minnesota DHIA, NorthStar Cooperative DHI Services, Puerto Rico DHIA, Rocky Mountain DHIA, San Joaquin DHIA, Southeast DHIA, Tennessee DHIA, Texas DHIA, United Federation of DHIAs, Vermont DHIA and Washington State DHIA are National DHIA members.)

Judges will evaluate applicants based on scholastic achievements and leadership in school and community activities. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2010. Recipients will be announced at the 2011 National DHIA annual meeting, being held March 16-17, in New Orleans.

To apply for a National DHIA scholarship, log on to: and download and complete the electronic application form. For more information, contact Barb Roth, National DHIA scholarship committee chair, at, or (606) 897-7435; or JoDee Sattler, National DHIA communications and events manager, (608) 848-6455, ext. 112; or

National DHIA will award approximately 20 $750 scholarships. Generous contributions from National DHIA members, friends and supporters help fund these scholarships.

National Dairy Herd Information Association, a trade association for the dairy records industry, serves the best interests of its members and the dairy industry by maintaining the integrity of dairy records and advancing dairy information systems.

Source: National Dairy Herd Information Association