For the first time, NMC is providing up to four travel scholarships to full-time graduate students for the NMC 47th Annual Meeting, Jan. 20-23, 2008, in New Orleans, La. At least one NMC travel scholarship recipient will be a student enrolled as a graduate student in a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.

Awards for up to $1,500 will be given to U.S. and Canadian students; up to $2,500 will be given to students attending outside the United States and Canada.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be an NMC member.
  • Be a graduate student enrolled full time at a college or university in a dairy, animal or veterinary science, microbiology or related program at the time of application deadline, with an area of interest that includes mastitis control and quality milk production.

The application deadline is July 31. Scholarship winners will be notified by Sept. 1. Selection priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an NMC Annual Meeting.

For more information about the scholarship, contact JoDee Sattler, NMC communications and events manager, at (608) 848-6455, ext. 112, or e-mail:

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