As school is just about to start back for many college students, the reminder to apply for scholarships becomes very relevant. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering financial support to students focused on careers in agriculture.
“Education is the foundation of a successful dairy industry,” says T.J. McClure, DCHA board president. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s producers, veterinarians, advisers and consultants. We are proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student who plans to work in the calf and heifer segment 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. An individual may only receive the scholarship 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 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
The 2019 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during DCHA’s annual conference, April 9-11, at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference, themed “Joining Forces. Reaching Higher.” will include producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions on hot-button topics, tours, and networking opportunities.