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The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Foundation and the Iowa Purebred Swine Council are pleased to announce the 2021 scholarships for incoming freshmen 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
Two- to four-year institution in Iowa
Iowa resident
Major in agriculture-related field with emphasis on swine production
Preference may be given to producer members.
$1,000 April 1, 2021
Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship
(returning student)
(8 available)
Iowa Pork Foundation
Two- to four-year institution in Iowa
Iowa resident
Major in agriculture-related field with emphasis on swine production
Preference may be given to producer members.
$2,000 April 1, 2021
Iowa Pork Queen IPPA
Must hold title of Iowa Pork Queen and attend a two- to four-year institution. Learn how to compete for Iowa Pork Queen
Iowa native
$4,000 Application period Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2021.
Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador
(2 available)
IPPA
Must hold title of Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador and attend a two- to four-year institution. Learn how to compete for Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador
Iowa native
$4,000 Application period Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2021.
2019-2020 Pork Congress Intern Flyer IPPA
Iowa resident
A sophomore, junior or senior in college with agriculture-related major or background
Full-time student
$2,000 & $4,000 stipend
Applications due TBA
Summer 2022 Promotion & Communications Intern Flyer IPPA
Iowa resident (preferred)
A junior or senior in college with agriculture-related major or background
Full-time student
Requires essay response (up to 500 words): What are two to three things you would share with someone at a grocery store about why pork is safe to eat?
$3,000 & $4,000 stipend APPLY HERE starting Aug. 2 (deadline Oct. 15, 2021)
Summer 2022 Legislative Intern Flyer IPPA
Iowa resident (preferred)
A junior or senior in college with agriculture-related major or background
Full-time student
Requires essay response (up to 500 words): What are two to three things you would tell a legislator about how pigs are raised for pork production, and the importance of Iowa’s agriculture industry to the state’s economy?
$3,000 & $6,000 stipend APPLY HERE starting Aug. 2 (deadline Oct. 15, 2021)
The Nelda Christian Graduate Fellowship
(2 available)
Contact Hannah Spurr at IPPA.
Iowa Pork Foundation
Studying master- or doctorate-level at Iowa State University College of Agriculture and conducting a 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
U.S. citizen
$3,000 April 1, 2021
IPPA & IPSC Iowa State Fair Incoming Freshman Scholarship
(2 available)
IPPA/IPSC
Two- to four-year institution in Iowa
Iowa resident
Major in agriculture-related field with emphasis on swine production
Show a desire to remain active in the swine industry after graduation
$1,000 April 1, 2021
IPPA & IPSC Iowa State Fair Upperclassmen Scholarship
(2 available)
IPPA/IPSC
Majoring in Animal Science or other related curriculum at Iowa State University
Strong background in 4-H and/or FFA swine projects
Strong emphasis in swine while at Iowa State University
Show a desire to remain active in the swine industry after graduation
$1,000 April 1, 2021