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. Scholarship applications are due February 20, 2015.

“As an organization focused on the future, we feel very strongly about investing in our industry’s youth,” says Jack Banker, calf and heifer raiser and current DCHA president. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and we are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership this year. We’re really looking for applicants who have a passion for the dairy calf and heifer industry and want to work in that section of the industry after graduation.”

The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in agriculture-related field 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, and must meet the following requirements for consideration.

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/1yIY9C8

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 and can be emailed to: info@calfandheifer.org or mailed to: P.O. Box 1752, Madison, WI 53701.

The 2015 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during the 2015 DCHA annual conference, themed “Connect with the Best.” The conference is set for March 31-April 1, 2015 in Madison, Wis.

For more information or to join DCHA visit: www.calfandheifer.org, phone: (855) 400-3242 or email: info@calfandheifer.org