NMC Scholars Program

Call For Applications

Full-time graduate students interested in controlling mastitis, promoting udder health and improving milk quality are invited to apply for the NMC Scholars Program to attend the National Mastitis Council 51st Annual Meeting, January 22-24, 2012 in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

NMC, a global organization for mastitis control and milk quality, supports the development of future udder health, milking management and milk quality specialists. For the fifth consecutive year, NMC is providing up to four scholarships to full-time graduate students for attendance at the NMC annual meeting. At least two NMC Scholars will be students enrolled as graduate students in a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.

Eligible candidates must:
  • Be an NMC member. [For more information on student membership ($25 per year), click here.]
  • Be a graduate student 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, 2011. Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2011, regarding the selection committee's decision. 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 previously selected.

Funding for these scholarships comes from the National Mastitis Research Foundation, which is financed through generous contributions from NMC members and supporters.

NMC strongly encourages qualified students to apply for the NMC Scholars Program, even if they have attended a previous NMC annual meeting. If you have any questions, please contact JoDee Sattler, program coordinator, at (608) 848-4615 ext 112, or jdsattler@nmconline.org.

Application and Instructions
  Program Objective, Eligibility and Procedures (pdf document)

Scholarship Application Form (Word document)

Options for downloading the application form:

  • right click on the link above, select "save target as", and save the document on your hard drive
  • click on the link (which will open the Word document in a new browser window) then save the document on your hard drive

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