DES MOINES, Iowa – Pioneer Hi-Bred has partnered with PIC and the Pork Checkoff to offer scholarships to sophomore, junior and senior level college students considering a graduate degree program in a swine science discipline or planning a career in the pork industry

The Pork Industry Scholarship program will reportedly offer a $10,000 scholarship to the top applicant, a $5,000 award to the runner-up and $2,500 awards to a minimum of 17 other students, for the 2008-2009 school year.

Pioneer will fund the $5,000 award and PIC will fund one of the $2,500 awards.

"It is critical that we recruit talented young people into our industry at all levels," said Steve Weaver, president of the National Pork Board. "The support of Pioneer and PIC allows us to offer very generous scholarship awards to tomorrow's pork industry leaders."

College students interested in applying for the Pork Checkoff Pork Industry Scholarships can visit for information on how to apply and on the industry sponsors of these awards. Scholarship applications and supporting materials must be received by Sept. 15. 


Source: Pork Checkoff