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Applications now available for a $1,000 DCHA scholarship


For many college students, the holiday break is the perfect opportunity to apply for scholarships. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The selected applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a college student and a DCHA member.

Through this program, DCHA invests in the dairy industry’s future by offering financial support to a student focused on a career in agriculture. “Higher education provides an excellent foundation for continuous education, which is one of DCHA’s cornerstones,” said Elizabeth, DCHA board president. “Today’s students become tomorrow’s producers, veterinarians, advisers and consultants, who play key roles in sustainable dairy calf and heifer enterprises. DCHA proudly provides a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student who will help grow the dairy industry’s future.”

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. An individual may only receive the scholarship once.

To apply for the DCHA 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 an enrolled student in good standing at an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g., dairy science, animal science, veterinary science, agricultural technical program, ag communications) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture; preference is given to dairy calf/heifer-related fields

Go to the scholarship webpage for more information and to apply. Applications must be received by end of business day, Feb. 20, 2021. E-mail completed applications to [email protected].

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. 


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