WPA Youth

WPA Scholarships


Here at Wisconsin Pork, we understand today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders of the industry. We also understand the importance of having well educated individuals as leaders to help ensure continued growth and success for the state’s pork industry. That’s why we offer several scholarships to help those with a sincere interest in the industry and the future of Wisconsin agriculture.

Available Scholarships

Whitmore Memorial Scholarship

Wisconsin Pork Association, in cooperation with Marian Whitmore, established a Whitmore Memorial Fund in August of 1991… 

Eligibility: Junior & senior college students at specified University of Wisconsin campuses

Gunderson Memorial Scholarship

Wisconsin Pork Association, in cooperation with the family of Buell Gunderson, established a scholarship program in 2007….

Eligibility: High school and college students who’ve demonstrated considerable dedication and involvment to the pork industry

Fredrich Memorial/ WPA Scholarship

The family of Clarence Fredrich, through funding from the Southeast Wisconsin Pork Producers, is sponsoring three scholarships to recognize the value of leadership in ag projects, programs, events and activities.

Eligibility: High school seniors or college freshmen from Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties

Neil Dierks Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship is annually awarded to a student who intends to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as a future pork industry leader.

Eligibility: Be a current or (applied for acceptance) graduate student in a swine program.

Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship

Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry and who exhibit characteristics representative of future pork industry leaders.

Eligibility: Current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture.

Southwest WI Pork Producers Scholarship

The Southwest Wisconsin Pork Producers is committed to developing the next generation of pork producers and leaders.

Eligibility: High school and college students from Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette counties in Wisconsin, pursuing a career/degree in an agricultural related field.

Youth Pig Project Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association offers $100 youth pig project scholarships to assist youth with their 4-H or FFA pig projects. The program encourages youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry…

Eligibility: 4-H and FFA youth, ages 9-19.