Scholarships

IPPA Scholarships

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. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through the Keppy Foundation. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or be enrolling to begin in the Fall of 2019 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.

 

You can find the application for the 2019-2020 school year here, after January 1, 2019. They will be due March 1, 2019. 

 

Adam Fesser Scholarship

IPPA hosts the Adam Fesser scholarship each year, which is sponsored by the Mid-Illinois Pork Producers Association. One award of $1,000 will be given. Applicants must be an undergraduate at a university/college or community college for the fall semester 2019. Applicants must also have been a 4-H or FFA member and an Illinois resident. Students applying for the Adam Fesser Scholarship must complete an application form and a typed essay identifying the reason they want to pursue a career in agriculture, as well as provide transcripts, list of achievements & activities, and statement of financial need. Applications will be reviewed by the Adam Fesser Scholarship Committee to determine the winner. 

 

Application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available after January 1, 2019.

 

Ryan & Friends Scholarship

IPPA hosts the Ryand & Friends Scholarship each year, which is sponsored by the Purebred Swine Council. This scholarship will award a total of four $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be an undergraduate at a university/college or community college for the fall semester 2019. Applicants must also have been a 4-H or FFA member. Students applying for the Ryan and Friends Scholarship must complete an application form and a typed essay identifying the reason they want to pursue a career in production agriculture, as well as provide transcripts, list of achievements & activities, and statement of financial need. Top applicants will be called in for interviews by the Ryan & Friends Scholarship committee. 

 

Application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available after January 1, 2019.

 

2018 IPPA Scholarship Winners

Gold

Zachary Perkins

Millbrook, IL

Gold

Colin Stark

Pontiac, IL

Gold

Eileen Urish

Kilbourne, IL

Silver

Karlie Eddleman

Dongola, IL

Silver

Jenna Wheeler

Jacksonville, IL

Silver

Vanessa Williams

Smithfield, IL

Bronze

Marti Maul

Cissna Park, IL

Bronze

Jazmin Wingert

Kent, IL

Bronze

Jacob Dobbles

Cambridge, IL