Scholarships

Illinois Pork Producers

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.

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 2022-2023. 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. Applications may be submitted via mail or email. If you have previously won this scholarship you are not eligible to apply again.

Ryan & Friends Scholarship

IPPA hosts the Ryan & 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 2023. 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.

All applications are due by 4 p.m. on March 1, 2023. Applications accepted by mail or email. Visit
https://ilpork.com/youth/scholarships.

David Davenport/NACo

Denise Winfrey, President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and
Will County Board Member for District #6, will award a $12,000 scholarship to a
Will County student.
The David Davenport Scholarship is awarded each year by the NACo President.
Since Will County is home to the current President, a student from Will County
will be chosen.
The student receiving the scholarship will get $3,000 per year paid to their
school account for four years.
The National Hook Up of Black Women (NHBW), Joliet Chapter which
administers several other scholarships will serve as the selection committee.
Applications will be available through schools, County Board Members, or on
the NHBW Joliet Chapter website.
To be eligible for the award, students must be Will County residents and submit
an application with picture and transcript postmarked by April 1, 2023, to:
Ms. Ardith Neal
c/o NHBW Joliet
P.O. Box 1084
Joliet, IL 60434
The winner will be notified by May 15 . The award will be made during the
NACo annual conference in July. This year, the conference will be held in Harris
County, (Austin) Texas. The selected student along with a chaperone(s) will be
invited to attend.
President Winfrey will make the presentation during the conference.

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