The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2022 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council.
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 N.C. Pork Council Hall of Fame, and awarded the N.C. 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award as some of her many achievements.
With the marking of the 50th anniversary of the Live Hog futures in 2015, the number of scholarships awarded annually was raised from four to five. In 2017, the National Pork Industry Foundation became another partner joined as a sponsor of the Lois Britt Scholarship so we could double the scholarships from five to ten $2,500 scholarships. Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as future pork industry leaders themselves.
All entries must be sent by Jan. 3, 2022, to be accepted.