At this year’s 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. The Golden Opportunity Scholarships will be awarded at the California Youth Ag Expo show in Tulare on August 8th.

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 2020 California Youth Ag Expo 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.

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 here.

Online Submission: To submit your application electronically click here.