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Deadline approaching for Britt Pork Industry Scholarship applications

Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry.

December 27, 2021

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Deadline approaching for Britt Pork Industry Scholarship applications
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Applicants for the National Pork Producers Council 2022 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and managed and administered by NPPC, must apply by Monday, Jan. 3. The program, introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC, and named in 2006 in honor of the late-NPPC board member Lois Britt, awards $2,500 scholarships annually to 10 college students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry.

Britt, a lifetime supporter of agriculture, spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, finishing out her career for 15 years with Murphy-Brown LLC (now Smithfield) doing public and government relations. She was inducted into the NPPC Pork Industry Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Pork Council Hall of Fame, and awarded the North Carolina 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award as some of her many achievements.

The 10 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as future pork industry leaders themselves.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture. High school students are not eligible.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • Write a brief letter indicating what role the applicant sees themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation.

  • 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.

  • Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.

  • Prepare a cover sheet with the following information:

    • Name of applicant

    • Name of school

    • Year in school

    • Contact information (home and school mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address)

Please submit the items listed to [email protected]. All entries must be submitted by Jan. 3, 2022 to be accepted.

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