The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is accepting applications for its National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program for academic year 2015-2016. Qualified students must be enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program and conducting research of interest to NMPF-member cooperatives and the dairy industry. 

Applicants do not need to be affiliated with NMPF members. Recommended fields of study include agricultural communications, dairy science, animal health, animal or human nutrition, bovine genetics and herd management.

The top applicant each year receives the Murray Hintz Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of the late board chairman for Cass-Clay Creamery, Inc., in Fargo, ND. The cooperative played a key role in establishing the scholarship program.

The deadline for applying for scholarships is March 27, 2015. For an application or for additional information, visit the NMPF website or call NMPF at 703-243-6111.