Applications for 2016 – 2017 Pork Industry Scholarships Now Open!

All 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 18, 2016. Recipients will be notified in April, 2016 and money will be available for the Fall, 2016 semester.

Application guidelines must be followed and may be submitted online using the application form.

“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% 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 chostetler@pork.org or 515-223-2606.