Egg Industry News and Commentary

  —  Mar 8

Aviagen Donates to the Poultry Science Association Foundation.


The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) received a $50,000 gift pledge over five years from Aviagen® North America during the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA.

The Continuing Education Endowment will support poultry science students who are interested in attending graduate school for Master’s, Doctoral and veterinary degrees.


“Aviagen acknowledges the critical need for talented young scientists in the poultry breeder and poultry production industries,” said Kevin McDaniel, President of Aviagen North America.

The Aviagen Continuing Education Endowment will support an undergraduate student entering his or her junior year or a beginning graduate student and is renewable for the following year subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Preference will be given for students interested in the sciences necessary to continue at the graduate level in Poultry Science; these students are encouraged to apply for the Inaugural Aviagen Education Award. The endowment was made possible through the PSA Foundation Charting Our Course – Securing Future Leadership for Poultry Campaign (Capital Campaign).

Nationwide student recruitment for the Aviagen Education Endowment Award is anticipated to begin in early spring of 2018, with the application process to be completed in the late spring. Aviagen North America and the PSA Foundation will announce the 2018 recipient during the PSA’s Annual Meeting.

The Capital Campaign was launched by the PSA Foundation in January 2015 and aims to develop scientific leaders in subject matter areas, such as poultry genetics, health and nutrition, and food safety and quality, for the poultry enterprise and allied industry.

The PSA Foundation is a charitable corporation affiliated with the Poultry Science Association with the primary purpose of advancing the founding principles of PSA. Since its founding in 2004, the PSA Foundation has worked to support a variety of initiatives, such as the Legacy Project which digitized and indexed issues published since 1906 of Poultry Science, one of PSA’s journals.

To learn more about the PSA Foundation, the Capital Campaign, donations or the student application process, access