National Mastitis Council (NMC) encourages full-time graduate students interested in controlling mastitis, promoting udder health and improving milk quality to apply for the NMC Scholars program. Successful applicants earn an expense-paid trip to attend the NMC 57th Annual Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz.

The NMC Scholars program provides up to four scholarships. At least two NMC Scholars will be graduate students at a university or college outside of the United States and Canada. Eligible candidates must be an NMC member and enrolled full time at a college or university in a dairy, animal or veterinary science, microbiology or related program at the time of application deadline, with an area of interest that includes mastitis control and quality milk production.

The application deadline is July 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified by Sept. 6, 2017, regarding the selection committee's decision. The application is available at: www.nmconline.org/nmc-scholars-program. Selection priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an NMC Annual Meeting. Previous NMC Scholars are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to those who have not been previously selected.

Funding for the NMC Scholars program comes from NMC members’ and supporters’ generous contributions. For more information, contact JoDee Sattler, NMC Scholars program coordinator, at (414) 587-5839 or jdsattler@nmconline.org