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.
A) Completed application.
B) Verification of enrollment in a recognized California or Out-of-State Community College or State University.
C) Two Letters of Recommendation.
D) 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.
E) Copy of Transcripts.
F) Verification of paid State Fair entry fees.
The following shall apply to Scholarship Recipients:
A) Funds shall be placed in an account at the school to be attended or attending.
B) Funds shall only be applied to school tuition, books, and supplies.
C) All or part of these funds may be used at any time during the academic year of award.
D) If the recipient fails to maintain a 2.50 overall CPA, the remaining funds shall be forfeited and returned to the scholarship fund.