CSU, Chico

Chico Student Selected as Top Applicant for Pork Industry Scholarship

Chico Student Selected as Top Applicant for Pork Industry Scholarship

Corey Carpenter, a California State University, Chico senior majoring in animal science, was selected out of 41 applicants to receive a 2013 Pork Industry scholarship. He was the top applicant for the 2013 year and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. In addition to receiving the scholarship, Carpenter will receive a paid trip to the 2013 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, held June 5-7.

The National Pork Board funds the scholarship program through the Pork Checkoff, which offers 22 scholarships to students who have been accepted into graduate school with a focus in swine production.  The Pork Checkoff is funded by pork producers in order to conduct research, promote the pork industry, and provide consumers with information. The winners were selected by a select panel of pork producers who made decisions based on academics, leadership, involvement in the pork industry and commitment to a career in pork production. 

"I can credit earning this scholarship to the guidance and teaching I have received not only in junior college but from the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture at Chico State," stated Carpenter. "It is truly humbling to have been identified as a standout applicant among numerous other deserving individuals from all parts of the nation. This scholarship will serve as a catalyst as I progress through higher education. I cannot overemphasize my gratitude to the National Pork Board and those who have assisted me along the way."

Corey plans to attend Oklahoma State University starting this summer to pursue a master's degree in animal science and a Ph.D. in swine nutrition.

April 24, 2013