Apply now for 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship

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

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The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the application period for the 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is now open. The scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council.

"Our industry is evolving, and the success of America's pork farming will depend on the next generation of leaders," said Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota. "That is why the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is so important because it inspires and supports students seeking careers in the pork industry."
The scholarship program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC, and the award was renamed in 2006 to honor the passing of NPPC Board Director Lois Britt. Britt, a lifetime supporter of agriculture, spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, finishing out her career for 15 years with Smithfield Hog Production 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 N.C. 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award as some of her many achievements.
In 2017, the National Pork Industry Foundation joined this effort as a sponsor of the Lois Britt Scholarship, increasing the number of scholarships presented from five to 10.
With this, ten $2,500 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. 

Any undergraduate student enrolled in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture is welcome to apply. Applicants are evaluated by essay submissions that describe current or future issues confronting the pork industry with proposed solutions. Winners will be announced at the National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, March 8-10, 2023.

Full eligibility and application requirements can be found at: Lois Britt Memorial Industry Scholarship. Application deadline is Jan. 3, 2023.

Source: National Pork Producers Council, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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