Applications for the Pork Checkoff’s 2014-2015 pork industry scholarships are now open, and students are encouraged to apply.
“Developing the next generation of leaders and decision-makers is critical to sustaining the pork industry,” said Chris Hostetler, animal science director for the Pork Checkoff.
Scholarship opportunities are available to all juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field. Scholarships are also offered to students who are seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine.
A survey of previous scholarship winners revealed that 80 percent are perusing advanced degrees in preparation to serve the industry as veterinarians, nutritionists, reproductive biologists and management consultants, Hostetler noted.
Students are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one of the scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff. Scholarship guidelines
are online, and applications can also be submitted online here
The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Recipients will be notified in April, with funds available for the fall 2014 academic year.
Any specific questions should be directed to Dr. Chris Hostetler at CHostetler@pork.org or (515) 223-2606.