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 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 [email protected] or 515-223-2606.

The application period for the 2017 Pork Industry Scholarship is currently closed. Applications for the 2018 school year will open in January 2018.