IPPA to award a dozen 2015 scholarships

Written by Theresa Rose on February 12, 2015

(CLIVE, Iowa) Feb. 12, 2015 – The Iowa Pork Producers Association and the Iowa Pork Foundation are pleased to announce that incoming college freshmen and returning college agriculture students can now apply for 2015 scholarships.

These scholarships are offered to those students who are planning to or are currently majoring in an agriculture field with an interest in the pork industry.

“We recognize that young people are our future and we want to help offset the expenses of a college education by awarding scholarships to those who are seriously interested in a career in the pork industry,” said Shawnie Wagner, IPPA consumer outreach director. “There are a lot of good career opportunities in the industry and we want to encourage talented students to pursue those opportunities.”

Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who will enter any two- or four-year Iowa college next fall. Applicants must be an Iowa resident, major in an ag related field with an emphasis on swine production and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Returning Iowa college ag students who have an interest in the swine industry can apply for one of the six $1,500 scholarships being offered. Previous IPPA scholarship recipients may reapply. Students must be Iowa residents and have a 2.5 grade point average.

Incoming freshmen must provide a copy of his or her high school transcript, while returning college students need to submit his or her college transcript. All applicants must submit two letters of reference.

Interested students may apply at www.iowapork.org. The application deadline is April 1, 2015. Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of April. Scholarship payments will be made directly to the college or university.