About the Gunderson Memorial Scholarship

Wisconsin Pork Association, in cooperation with the family of Buell Gunderson, established a scholarship program in 2007 to recognize the many contributions that Buell Gunderson made to the Wisconsin pork industry. As a swine herdsman for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 30 years, Buell Gunderson was instrumental in helping shape not only the swine industry, but also hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth and university students through his teaching, judging, coaching, and commitment. In addition, Gunderson, together with his wife, Bernice, served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Wisconsin Pork Association for 20 plus years and assisted in growing the organization from its initial roots to the successful organization that it is today – sponsoring scholarships, developing youth programs, and helping to support the pork producers of the state.

2022 Recipients

Brandon Weigel
Mia Hillebrand


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must demonstrate considerable dedication and involvement to the pork industry.
  2. Consideration will be given to individuals who have established their own production herd, been involved on their family operation, or shown specific interest in pork production or livestock judging.
  3. Priority will be given to applicants who are beginning pork producers or pursuing an Animal Science, agricultural production, or closely related major. Students who are attending college out of state but were originally or remain a Wisconsin resident may also apply.
  4. Criteria may include, but not limited to:
    • Industry Activities
    • Career Orientation
    • Financial Need

Application due December 1st. 2022.

Download Application Here