Illinois Pork Donor-Advised Scholarship

The Illinois Pork Producers Association proudly awards nine students with a scholarship each school year. Three Levels are awarded: (3) Gold Scholarships at $2,000 each; (3) Silver Scholarships at $1,500 each; (3) Bronze Scholarships at $1,000 each. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or be enrolling to begin in the Fall of 2023 to be eligible. IPPA Scholarships are open to students pursuing any undergraduate degree at any two-year or four-year college. Previous winners may apply again. Applications may be submitted via mail or email and must submit the following:

1. Completed Application form

2. Typed essay: "Give three examples of how to recruit new hires in the pork industry. Can be focused on high school age, college students, or those already in the workforce." No more than three (3) pages, double-spaced.

3. Transcripts of most recent school (high school or college, depending on age), including fall 2023 semester. 

4. A list of leadership activities. Categorize accordingly. Example: 4-H, FFA, school. community, etc. 

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Please contact Lana Shovlin, IPPA Director of Communications, at with any questions or concerns regarding the scholarship application process.