National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is now accepting scholarship applications from incoming and continuing students at technical and 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 herd on DHI test, a family member of a DHIA employee, or an employee of a DHIA affiliate. The DHIA 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.) Previous National DHIA scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply.

Judges will evaluate applicants based on scholastic achievements and leadership in school organizations and community activities. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2009. Recipients will be announced at the 2010 National DHIA annual meeting, being held March 11-12, in St. Pete Beach, Fla. National DHIA will award up to 25 $500 scholarships.

To apply for a National DHIA scholarship, log on to: and download and complete the electronic application form. For additional information, contact JoDee Sattler, at: (608) 848-6455, ext. 112, or

Generous contributions from National DHIA affiliate members, friends and supporters, and dairy producers help fund these scholarships.

Source: National Dairy Herd Information Association