Lois Britt Scholarship applications now being accepted

Lois Britt Scholarship applications now being accepted

Posted Oct. 28, 2014

College students who are studying pork production now have another opportunity to help defray their educational expenses.

The CME Group and the National Pork Producers Council are announcing the 2015 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program.

Introduced in 1990 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of live hog futures, the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program continues to recognize outstanding youth in the pork community. Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry and who may emerge as future industry leaders.

Eligibility requirements include:

• Be an undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture.
• Write a brief letter indicating what role you see yourself playing in the pork industry after graduation.
• Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue you see confronting the pork industry today or in the future – and offer your solutions.
• Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals

• Prepare a cover sheet with your:
1. Name
2. Complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address
3. School name
4. Year in school
5. Permanent mailing address and telephone number

Submit the above items in a single envelope to the National Pork Producers Council; Attn: Craig Boelling; P.O. Box 10383, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9960 or e-mail to Craig Boelling at boellingc@nppc.org.

All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 12, 2014.

NPPC will administer the program, read the essays and select the winners. Essays will be judged on the basis of clarity or expression, persuasiveness, originality and topic relevance. Winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in San Antonio, Texas, March 5-7, 2015. The CME Group and NPPC reserve the right to publish any or parts of the essays submitted.

For additional information, contact Craig Boelling at (515) 278-8012.