The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is now accepting applications for its National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program for academic year 2010-2011.

Each year, NMPF awards four to five scholarships to outstanding graduate students (enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) who are actively pursuing dairy-related fields of research that are of immediate interest to NMPF member cooperatives. Graduate students pursuing research of direct benefit to milk marketing cooperatives and dairy producers are encouraged to submit an application (applicants do not need to be members of NMPF to qualify). The top scholarship applicant will be awarded the Hintz Memorial Scholarship, which was created in 2005 in honor of the late Cass-Clay Creamery Board Chairman Murray Hintz who was instrumental in establishing NMPF's scholarship program.

Recommended fields of study include but are not limited to agriculture communications and journalism, animal health, economics, environmental science, food safety, genetics, herd management, marketing and price analysis, nutrition, and product development.

Applications are due no later than Monday, April 26, 2010. For an application or more information, please visit the NMPF websiteor call the NMPF office at (703) 243-6111.

Source: National Milk Producers Federation