The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, a $10,000 award established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Alex Hogg. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2019, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on Sunday, March 10, during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando.
The scholarship’s intent 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, he pursued a master's degree in veterinary pathology and later became Nebraska swine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon "retirement," he worked 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 available at the AASV website at www.aasv.org/foundation/hoggscholarship.htm.