Proposal to Manage Selection of Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship Recipients
The Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) is eager to support veterinary students focused on swine medicine. We share this interest with the Iowa Pork Producers Association and would like to facilitate the awarding of the Iowa Pork Foundation Fellowship in Swine Production Medicine to students that will positively impact Iowa’s pork industry. This Fellowship program was created to support a veterinary student studying at Iowa State University and focusing their studies/research on swine in preparation for a career in the swine industry. To accomplish this, SMEC proposes the following activities:
a) Cover letter stating:
i) current and previous swine experience and training,
iii) indication of what support the student is already receiving, iv) and a career plan.
The Foundation Board of Trustees typically meets in June to approve the recipient of the fellowship. The recipient will also need to be present at the Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction the following January. The selected recipient will be awarded $2,500 by the beginning of fall semester in the year they are selected.