2023 Lois Britt Memorial Industry Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council.
Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry and who exhibit characteristics representative of future pork industry leaders.
All entries must be submitted by JANUARY 3, 2023 to be accepted.
To be eligible, applicants must:
1. 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. 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)
4. Brief letter indicating what role the applicant sees themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation.
5. 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.
6. Two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.
Please submit your application either through the online form, email to email@example.com, or send materials in a single envelope to:
National Pork Producers Council
ATTN: Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship
P.O. Box 10383
Des Moines, IA 50306-9960
Essays are judged on the basis of clarity and expression, persuasiveness, originality, and relevance of topic.
Winners will be announced at the National Pork Industry Forum in in Orlando, FL, March 8-10, 2023. NPPC and CME Group reserve the right to publish any or all parts the essays submitted.
Please contact Craig Boelling, NPPC Vice President of Resource Development, with questions about the scholarship at 515-278-8012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Honor of Lois Britt
The scholarship, initiated in 1990, was renamed in honor of NPPC Board of Director Lois Britt, upon her passing in 2006. A lifetime supporter of agriculture, Lois spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, and 15 years working in Public and Government Relations with Murphy-Brown LLC (now Smithfield). Her many achievements include induction into the NPPC Pork Industry Hall of Fame and the N.C. Pork Council Hall of Fame, and receiving the N.C. 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award.