At this year’s State Fair Golden Opportunity Gilt Sale the California Pork Producers Association’s will provide three scholarships to graduating seniors and/or first-year college students pursuing an academic career in agriculture, preferably with an emphasis in the swine industry.
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to students pursuing an academic program in an agricultural related field, preferably with a focus in the swine industry.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will be not be accepted.
Award: Three $1,500 scholarships
Eligibility: Must be a 2018 California State Fair Junior Swine Exhibitor, Graduating High School Senior and/or first year student enrolled in either a recognized California or Out-of-State Community College or State University and have a minimum of a 2.50 GPA.
- Completed application.
- Verification of enrollment in a recognized California or Out-of-State Community College or State University.
- Two Letters of Recommendation.
- One page essay on short term and long-term goals along with career objectives, involvement with the California swine industry, work experience, and related achievements and honors.
- Copy of Transcripts.
- Verification of paid 2017 State Fair entry fees.
The following shall apply to Scholarship Recipients:
- Funds shall be placed in an account at the school to be attended or attending.
- Funds shall only be applied to school tuition, books, and supplies.
- All or part of these funds may be used at any time during the academic year of award.
- If the recipient fails to maintain a 2.50 overall CPA, the remaining funds shall be forfeited and returned to the scholarship fund.
Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2018