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2018 Pork Industry Scholarships now open in U.S.

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Staff Writer | January 9, 2018
The application period for the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships is now open. This program is open to college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field.
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Meat producers   Developing human capital
In addition, students who will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply.

The National Pork Board will award up to 21 scholarships in 2018 totaling $48,000. The top applicant will receive $5,000, the second-ranked applicant will receive $3,500 and all others will receive $2,000.

“Developing human capital and identifying future leaders is critical to the continued success of the swine industry,” said Chris Hostetler, animal science director for the Pork Checkoff.

“The National Pork Board’s Animal Science Committee understands this need and continues its commitment to recognize excellence and encourage students through awarding scholarships.”

The guidelines for the scholarship application and the online form can be found at http://www.pork.org/scholarship. The deadline for application submission is February 16, 2018. Following review and selection, recipients will be notified in April.

About 80% of the previous recipients of the Pork Industry Scholarship have pursued advanced degrees as they prepared to serve the industry as veterinarians, nutritionists, reproductive biologists and management consultants.