Scholarship applications are due by Jan. 4, 2013 for the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group and administered by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Four, $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry. The goal is to support talented and thoughtful students who may emerge as pork industry leaders someday.
Applicants must be undergraduate students in either a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture. In order to apply, students must write a brief letter, indicating what role they see themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation, in addition to sumitting an essay of 750 words or less, describing an issue they see confronting the pork industry either today or in the future.
Two letters of reference from current or former professors, or from pork industry professionals are also required.
NPPC will administer the program, read the essays and select the winners. Winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in Orlando, FL, March 7-9, 2013. NPPC reserves the right to publish any or parts of the essays that are submitted.
Find more details about the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program and specific application requirements at http://www.nppc.org/programs/scholarships/.