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Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship

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Alex Hogg’s career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants.

Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Alex Hogg. Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until Feb. 1, and the scholarship recipient will be announced March 10 during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

The intent of the scholarship is to assist a swine veterinarian in his or her efforts to return to school for graduate education (resulting in a master’s degree or higher) in an academic field of study related to swine health and production.

Hogg’s career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants. After 20 years in mixed animal practice, Hogg pursued a master’s degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently became Nebraska swine Extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon “retirement,” Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Always an enthusiastic learner, at age 75 he graduated from the Executive Veterinary Program offered at the University of Illinois.

The scholarship application requirements are outlined below, and on the AASV website.

An applicant for the Hogg Scholarship shall have:

1. Three or more years of experience as a swine veterinarian, either in a private practice or in an integrated production setting
2. Five or more years of continuous membership in the AASV

Applicants are required to submit the following for consideration by Feb. 1:

1. Current curriculum vitae
2. Letter of intent detailing his or her plans for graduate education and future plans for participation and employment within the swine industry
3. Two letters of reference from AASV members attesting to the applicant’s qualifications to be a Hogg Scholar

Applications and requests for information may be addressed to:

AASV Foundation
830 26th Street
Perry, IA 50220
Tel: 515-465-5255
[email protected]

A list of previous scholarship recipients can be found by clicking here.

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