Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship Dec. 9 Deadline Approaches

Four students who intend to purse a career in the pork industry will be awarded $2,500 scholarships through the Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship Program sponsored by CME and administered by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). 

Introduced in 1990 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Live Hog Futures, the program recognizes talented and thoughtful students who will become the next generation of industry leaders. 

To be apply you must:
1. Be an undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture;
2. Write a brief letter indicating what role you see yourself playing in the pork industry after graduation;
3. 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;
4. Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals; Prepare a cover
sheet with your:
A - name
B - complete mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address
C - school name
D - year in school
E – permanent mailing address and telephone number
5. Submit the above items in a single envelope to:
National Pork Producers Council 

 ATTN: Craig Boelling
PO Box 10383
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9960

Or e-mail to: Craig Boelling at boellingc@nppc.org

NOTE: All entries must be postmarked by DECEMBER 9, 2013

The National Pork Producers Council  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 relevance of topic. Winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, Mo., on March 6-8, 2014. NPPC reserves the right to publish any or parts of the essays submitted.

For additional information, please contact Craig Boelling at 515-278-8012 (boellingc@nppc.org)