Alex Hogg Memorial Scholarship: $10,000
As one of the early leaders of the American Association of Swine Practitioners, Dr. Alex Hogg served as the secretary/treasurer and later as the president of the association. His career in veterinary medicine spanned over 50 years. Dr. Hogg was never one to be constrained by his career. Rather he built his career by taking on new challenges and endeavors. Dr. Hogg went from 20 years as a mixed animal practitioner to further education leading to a master's degree in veterinary pathology. His love of teaching was fulfilled during his years as a Nebraska Swine Extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon "retirement," Dr. Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Dr. Hogg will long be remembered for his ability to educate, encourage and elevate those around him.
The intent of the $10,000 Hogg 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. Dr. Hogg's career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants.
Applicants 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 American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Applicants are required to submit the following for consideration as a Hogg Scholar:
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
Selection of Hogg Scholar(s) shall be made by a three person panel. The panel is to be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation. At least one member of the panel shall be a current or past director of the AASV Foundation. Panel members shall serve appropriate terms so that not more than one member is replaced in any given year.
To apply for the Hogg Scholarship, submit the information outlined above by January 31. The letters of reference may be submitted separately, but must arrive by the January 31 due date. Send all documents to:
830 26th Street
Perry, IA 50220 USA
The recipient of the Hogg Scholarship is announced during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV Annual Meeting. Previous recipients of the scholarship are recognized here.