2023 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
There are many scholarships available to high school seniors and college students through the Wisconsin Pork Association, National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Industry Foundation (NPIF) and local pork producer groups. A brief description of each scholarship is listed below. Click the links for more information and applications.
Gunderson Memorial Scholarship: Due Dec. 1st, 2022. WPA and the family of Buell Gunderson established this award to recognize the many contributions that Buell made to the Wisconsin Pork industry. (1) $1,000 scholarship.
Fredrich Memorial Scholarship: Due Dec. 1st, 2022. Supported by the family of Clarence Fredrich through funding from the Southeast Wisconsin Pork Producers. Up to three scholarships are available recognizing high school seniors and college freshmen from Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties that are pursuing a career in agriculture. (2) $1,000 and (1) $750 scholarship.
Whitmore Memorial Scholarship: Due Dec. 1st, 2022. This scholarship was established in honor of the late Rex Whitmore who was a master statesman and communicator throughout the swine industry. Applications are available to registered juniors or seniors at UW-Madison, UW-River Falls, or UW-Platteville. (1) $1,500 scholarship.
Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship: Due Jan. 3rd, 2023. The CME Group and NPIF sponsor these scholarships. They are awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as future pork industry leaders themselves. (10) $2,500 scholarships.
Neil Dierks Scholarship: Due Jan. 3rd, 2023. The National Pork Industry Foundation (NPIF) is pleased to announce the 2023 Neil Dierks Scholarship, which is sponsored by the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council. One $5,000 scholarship is annually awarded to a student who intends to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as a future pork industry leader. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Wisconsin Pork Producers (SWPP) Scholarship: Due Apr. 1st, 2023. Awarded to a high school or college student from either Iowa, Grant, or Lafayette County Wisconsin who has a vested interest in agriculture and preferably the swine industry. (1) $1,000 scholarship.