The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Foundation and the Iowa Purebred Swine Council are pleased to announce the 2017 scholarships for incoming freshman and returning college agriculture students. These scholarships are offered to those students who are planning to or are currently majoring in an agriculture field with an interest in the pork industry. Preference may be given to applicants who are not currently serving as an IPPA Youth Leadership Team member or receiving an internship scholarship from IPPA. Some of the scholarship deadlines will not occur until spring, so please feel free to call IPPA for more information. Click on any scholarship for application information.

Scholarship Sponsor Eligibility Amount Deadline
Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship
(incoming freshman)
(10 available)
Iowa Pork Foundation
2-4 year institution in Iowa
Iowa Resident
Major in Ag-related field with emphasis on swine production
Preference may be given to producer members.
$1,000 April 1, 2017
Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship
(returning student)
(8 available)
Iowa Pork Foundation
2-4 year institution in Iowa
Iowa resident
Major in Ag-related field with emphasis on swine production
Preference may be given to producer members.
$2,000 April 1, 2017
Iowa Pork Queen IPPA
Must hold title of Iowa Pork Queen and attend a 2-4 year institution
Iowa native
$4,000 Dec. 1, 2017
Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador
(2 available)
IPPA
Must hold title of Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador and attend a 2-4 year institution
Iowa native
$4,000 Dec. 1, 2017
2017-18 Pork Congress Intern Flyer

 

IPPA
Iowa resident
A junior or senior in college with agriculture related major or background
Full-time student
$4,000
Applications due August 1, 2017
2018 IPPA Pork Checkoff
Summer Intern
National Pork Board
Iowa resident
A junior or senior in college with agriculture related major or background
Full-time student
$2,000 & $4,000 stipend Applications due Oct. 19, 2017; Interviews Oct. 26
2018 IPPA Summer Legislative Intern IPPA
Iowa resident
A junior or senior in college with agriculture related major or background
Full-time student
$2,000 & $6,000 stipend Applications due Oct. 19, 2017; Interviews Oct. 26
The Nelda Christian Graduate Fellowship
(2 available)
Contact Kelsey Byrnes at IPPA.
Iowa Pork Foundation
Studying MS or PhD level at ISU College of Agriculture who is conducting their thesis or dissertation research related to the pork industry
Majoring in areas of Animal Science, Ag Economics, Food Science, Microbiology, Ag Engineering or other disciplines that contribute to the pork industry
US citizen
$2,500 April 1, 2017
IPPA & IPSC Iowa State Fair Scholarship
(incoming freshman)
IPPA Producer Education
2-4 year institution in Iowa
Iowa Resident
Major in Ag-related field with emphasis on swine production
Show a desire to remain active in the swine industry after graduation
$1,000 May 1, 2017
IPPA & IPSC Iowa State Fair Scholarship
(returning student)
IPPA Producer Education
Majoring in Animal Science or other related curriculum at ISU
Strong background in 4-H and/or FFA swine projects
Strong emphasis in swine while at ISU
Show a desire to remain active in the swine industry after graduation
$1,000 April 1, 2017