The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) encourages eligible students to apply for the 2020 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship.
Sponsored by the CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and administered by the NPPC, the Pork Industry Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding youth in the pork community. Ten $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry and may emerge as future industry leaders.
The scholarships are intended to support undergraduate students in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture.
To be eligible, applicants must write a brief letter indicating what role the applicant sees themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation and submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue the applicant sees confronting the pork industry today or in the future, including offering their solutions. Applicants should obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.
For complete application requirements and to learn more about the program, visit nppc.org/programs/scholarships. The deadline to enter is Jan. 3, 2020.
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