Applications for 2017 – 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships

scholarship2-featureAll juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one of the scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017. Recipients will be notified in April 2017 and money will be available for the Fall 2017 semester.

Application guidelines must be followed and students may apply using the application form below.

“The pork industry is committed to continual improvement in producing safe, wholesome protein.  Identifying and developing the next generation of leaders and decision-makers is critical to this continual improvement,” says Chris Hostetler, Animal Science Director for the Pork Checkoff. “A survey of previous scholarship winners revealed that 80 percent are pursuing advanced degrees in preparation to serve the industry as veterinarians, nutritionists, reproductive biologists and management consultants.”

Specific questions about the Pork Industry Scholarship program should be directed to Dr. Chris Hostetler at or 515-223-2606.

Please note! There are three steps to the scholarship application process.

  1. Submitting the online application
  2. Providing a copy of your official college transcript(s)
  3. Providing two letters of support

Please send the rest of your supporting information to Stephanie Gunn at

Or send by U.S. mail to:

National Pork Board
Attention: Stephanie Gunn
1776 NW 114th St.
Clive, IA 50325

Pork Industry Scholarship Application

Application submission form and all support materials must be received by the deadline date of February 17, 2017.
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  • Complete the following questionnaire. You will be scored on your answers.

  • I understand that this scholarship is intended for undergraduate students who intend to pursue an advanced degree in a swine-related field or pursue a career in pork production. By applying for this scholarship I confirm that I am a current junior or senior in a fully accredited college or university in the United States and that I am considering the pursuit of a career in the U.S. pork industry. I acknowledge that the information provided in this application is true and accurate.

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