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National Dhia Scholarship

Here is a great scholarship from an organization that most criminal justice degrees seekers would probably not look into. The National Dairy Herd Information Association (NDHIA) is offering $750 scholarships to full-time incoming and continuing students at technical and two-year and four-year colleges/universities. NDHIA’s mission is “to serve National DHIA members and the dairy industry in advancing dairy information services.” Their general goals are to promote activity, credibility, and uniformity of DHI records; represent the DHIA system on issues involving other National and International organizations; and organize industry activities that benefit members.

Applicants who wish to be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship must be a family member or employee of a herd on DHI test, a family member of a DHI employee, or an employee of a DHI affiliate. The DHI affiliate for the herd or affiliate employee must be a member of National DHIA.

Applicants can get the application from this url (http://www.dhia.org/scholarship.asp). The application will ask for standard information: name, address, class rank, SAT or ACT score, which college you will attend, which major you will or have chosen, which DHIA Affiliate you are associated with, and if applicable the herd code. Then you will need to list activities, scholastic honors, community activities, leadership activities, work experience and a few more questions about your involvement in DHIA. You will need to list three references who are not related to you. Lastly, you’ll need to answer 2 out of 4 questions at the end of the application; the answers must not be longer than 250 words.

The application must be emailed in by October 15, 2011. This scholarship is a one year scholarship only, and past recipients are not eligible for the scholarship again.

There will be approximately 20 scholarships awarded. The recipients will be announced in March 2012 at the National DHIA annual meeting.

You can get more information here: http://www.dhia.org/2012%20NDHIA%20scholarship.pdf.

Good luck and remember that criminal justice scholarships can be found in many places even if the organization awarding the scholarship isn’t a criminal justice organization or doesn’t say it is for criminal justice majors.

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