The CME Group and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) are jointly sponsoring the 2013 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program.

The program was launched in 1990 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Live Hog Futures. It recognizes outstanding youth in the pork industry by awarding four, $2,500 scholarships to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry.

Eligibility requirements include enrollment in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture. Other requirements include:

  • Write a brief letter indicating what role you see yourself playing in the pork industry after graduation;
  • Submit a 750-word or less essay describing an issue you see confronting the pork industry today or in the future and offer your solutions;
  • Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals; and
  • Prepare a cover sheet including your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, school name, year in school, permanent mailing address and telephone number and social security number.

Submit this information by mail to National Pork Producers Council, Attn: Craig Boelling, P.O. Box 10383, Des Moines, IA 50306-9960 or e-mail to Craig Boelling.

All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 4, 2013. NPPC will review the submissions and winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in Orlando, FL, March 7-9, 2013.

For additional information, contact Craig Boelling at (515) 278-8012.