The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.
“Education is the foundation of a successful industry,” says DCHA President Lane Sollenberger. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s producers, technicians and veterinarians. We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership this year to support a student who strives to work in the calf and heifer sector after graduation.”
The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high school education. A person may receive the scholarship only once.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a member of DCHA; or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a DCHA member
- Have completed at least one year of post-high school education
- Be attending an accredited college or university
- Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g. dairy science, animal/veterinary science, agricultural technical course, ag communications, etc.) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture; preference given to dairy calf and heifer related fields
To download a copy of the application, go to: http://bit.ly/2016DCHAScholarship
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 1752, Madison, WI 53701.
The 2016 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during the annual conference, April 11-13, 2016 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wis. The conference, which is themed “Moving Forward,” will include presentations from industry experts, a trade show, farm tours, networking opportunities and more.
Heifer raisers, dairy producers, veterinarians, nutritionists and anyone with a vested interest in raising calves and heifers is encouraged to attend the conference.
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.