As each year passes, more and more people realize that impact that William “Bill” Silveira had on the California Pork Producers Association (CPPA). A visionary, Bill poured his heart and soul into making CPPA work for pork producers.

This legacy still lives today.

After Bill’s passing his loving wife Sofia started a scholarship fund for junior CPPA members in his memory. Bill believed in young people and knew providing them opportunities would pay dividends well into the future. The Silveira Scholarship Fund was established to help cultivate future CPPA and agriculture industry leaders.

The scholarship is presented to hard working and dedicated pork producers who are pursuing a college education with financial assistance. The scholarship is awarded to the most qualified recipient. This year the scholarship will be awarded at the Golden Opportunity Sale, taking place at the California Youth Ag Expo in Tulare.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2023

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • A 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.