2019-2020 Pork Industry Scholarship Now Open for Application

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The Pork Checkoff sponsors a scholarship program available to college students who are current juniors or seniors planning to pursue a career field related to swine production. Those planning to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are also encouraged to apply for scholarships.

“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.”

College students who are currently juniors or seniors planning to pursue a career field related to swine production are invited to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.  Also, those planning to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply.

“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.”

Please complete and submit the application form below.

In addition to the application, each applicant must send two letters of recommendation and official university transcript to mburke@pork.org or mail to:

  • National Pork Board
  • Attn: Molly Burke
  • 1776 NW 114th St
  • Clive, IA 50325

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

Previous scholarship award winners are not eligible to apply.

Application deadline: Feb. 16

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