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 Jan. 31, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on March 8 during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
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. Twelve swine practitioners have been awarded this prestigious scholarship since it was established in 2008.
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 can be found on the AASV website.