The National Pork Board will offer scholarships to up to 25 students considering a graduate degree program in swine science or planning a career in the swine industry.



The pork checkoff-funded scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded for the 2006-2007 school year to sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students.



“Developing tomorrow’s leaders was one of the critical issues the National Pork Board’s producer leaders identified for the pork industry in 2006,” says Wayne Peugh, Illinois producer and president of the National Pork Board.



“The future of our industry depends on a sustainable source of trained human capital,” he says. “We hope to attract young leaders to our industry by showing them our support and helping them finance their education.”



Applicants can apply for the scholarships if they are considering careers in agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, animal physiology, bioinformatics, environmental sciences, nutrition, reproduction and other related fields.



If interested, visit the www.pork.org Web site or call the National Pork Board at (800) 456-7675. Registration and more information is available online at www.pork.org/PorkScience/scholarship/