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: June 20, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will be not be accepted.

Award: Three $1,500 scholarships

Eligibility: Must be a 2019 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.

Application Requirements:

  • 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 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: June 20, 2020

Mail Submission: Application available in pdf and word.

Online Submission: To submit your application electronically click here.