National DHIA offers $1,500 scholarships to veterinary students

National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is offering $1,500 scholarships to third-year or fourth-year college of veterinary medicine students. Applicants must be enrolled at a college that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

 

Judges will evaluate applicants based on overall interest as a veterinarian planning to work in dairy, involvement in dairy medicine and extra-curricular activities, and interest in using dairy software and dairy records to aid in dairy management and in improving animal health.

To apply for a National DHIA Scholarship for Veterinary Students, applicants must submit a letter of application and two reference letters. The letter of application requires applicants to submit information regarding their area of interest/specialty, academic background, experience using DHIA data, career plans, issues challenging dairy veterinary medicine and solutions to address those challenges. For more information, contact Holly Thompson, National DHIA scholarship chair, at [email protected].

 

Specific application requirements are posted on the National DHIA website. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2018. Recipients will be announced at the 2019 National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 5-7, in San Diego.

National Dairy Herd Information Association, a trade association for the dairy records industry, serves the best interests of its members and the dairy industry by maintaining the integrity of dairy records and advancing dairy information systems.