Scholarships

Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship

2019 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Announcement

The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation. This scholarship program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CME Hog futures.

The scholarship was renamed in 2006 to honor the life and contributions of NPPC Board of Directors Member Lois Britt. Elected to the NPPC Pork Industry Hall of Fame and the NC Pork Council Hall of Fame in her home state of North Carolina, Britt made significant contributions to the industry. Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to eligible applicants who are undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in the pork industry. NPPC administers the scholarships with winners being announced at the National Pork Industry Forum.

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

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Be a current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture and
  2. U.S. citizen. High school students are not eligible.
  3. Write a brief letter indicating what role the applicant sees themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation.
  4. Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue the applicant sees confronting the pork industry today or in the future, including offering their solutions.
  5.  Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.
  6. Prepare a cover sheet with the following information:
    • Name of Applicant
    • Name of School
    • Year in School
    • Contact Information (home & school mailing address, telephone number & e-mail address)

Please submit the items listed above online or via e-mail to the address listed below. All entries must be sent
by JANUARY 4, 2019 to be accepted.