HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— Demonstrating its commitment to promoting the future of the poultry industry, Aviagen® North America recently awarded five scholarships totaling $25,000 to graduate students across Canada. Recipients were selected by an Aviagen scholarship committee based on academic merit and professor recommendations. Each student, accepted to or currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in animal or veterinary science with a focus on poultry, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship to help alleviate tuition and school-related expenses.
Matt Klassen currently holds the position of Aviagen North America Account Manager for Canada, succeeding Scott Gillingham, who played a pivotal role in spearheading the Canadian Graduate Scholarship program. Klassen commented, “The future sustainability of our industry depends on the innovation and ingenuity of talented young minds, driven by a passion for animal welfare and feeding the world with a sustainable source of protein. It is up to us to support and encourage our future poultry industry colleagues on their journey toward building a successful poultry career,” explained Klassen. “These awards join an array of internships, scholarships, and other programs designed to help educate and inspire our future generation. By supporting the growth and development of these exceptional graduate students, we show our commitment to the advancement and sustainability of the poultry sector.”