Apply now for 2024 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.

October 4, 2023

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The National Pork Producers Council is now accepting applications for the 2024 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship awards. Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with aspirations to become industry leaders. The CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation sponsor the scholarships.

Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry, hoping that they may emerge as future pork industry leaders themselves.

 The scholarship program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lean Hog Futures. 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, 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 N.C. Pork Council Hall of Fame and awarded the N.C. 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award as a few of her many achievements.

In 2017, the National Pork Industry Foundation joined as a co-sponsor of the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. The result was the ability to double the number of $2,500 scholarship awards from five to 10.

 Please click here to find the 2024 scholarship announcement which contains detailed information on the application process and student eligibility. 

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