2 Receive National DHIA Scholarships

he National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) Scholarship Committee picked 14 high school seniors and college students to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Committee members ranked applicants based on scholastic achievements, leadership in school and community activities, and responses to DHI- and career-related questions. To be eligible, applicants 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 National DHIA member.

This year’s scholarship recipients from Wisconsin are Allison Ahrensmeyer, Baraboo, Wis. (parents: Larry and Laurie Ahrensmeyer) and Colton James, Dodgeville, Wis. (parents: Dennis and Christine James).

Twelve other scholarships were awarded to youth across the U.S.

Money generated from the annual National DHIA Scholarship Auction primarily funds the organization’s scholarship program. Investments and donations also help build the fund.

On July 1, 2024, the 2025 National DHIA Scholarship application will be posted on the National DHIA website. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2024.