Jenny Jackson

Mar 08, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year for undergraduate students. Applications can be found on the website at and are due by March 31st.


Each year, IPPA offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree (at a two or four-year institution) who have a background in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on involvement in the pork industry, an essay, and educational achievement. The following increments will be awarded: (3) Gold $2,000 scholarships, (3) Silver $1,500 scholarships, and (3) Bronze $1,000 scholarships. 


Also available is the Ryan & Friends Scholarship sponsored by the Illinois Purebred Swine Council. This scholarship will award a total of (4) $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must also have been a 4-H or FFA member.

In addition, students can apply for the Adam Fesser Scholarship sponsored by the Mid-Illinois Pork Producers Association. This scholarship will be for $1,000. Applicants must also have been a 4-H or FFA member and an Illinois resident.


The deadline for all scholarships is March 31, 2018. All scholarship applications, along with more information on each, can be found on All applications and necessary documents must be sent together. Any questions about scholarships should be directed to Jenny Jackson at or 217-529-3100.