College juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for one of 19 available scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff, PIC and Pioneer.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2012, with recipients notified in April. The application guidelines are located on www.pork.org.  Applications may be submitted online using this form.

“A survey of past scholarship winners indicated that 42% enrolled in graduate school or veterinary college and 67% are involved in swine,” says Chris Hostetler, animal science director for the Pork Checkoff. “Supporting the education of young people is critical to ensuring that the next generation of leaders is prepared for all aspects of the pork production chain.”

For more information, contact Lana Modlin at LModlin@pork.org or (515) 223-2609.