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NJSA Scholarships

Scholarships are due March 1, with the exception of The Maschhoff’s Scholarships, which are due May 1.



$ Amount

Claude Robinson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Claude Robinson and is aimed towards college judging students, regardless of if it is Junior or Senior College.

• $1,000

Gregory D. Johnson
Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of Gregory D. Johnson by his family. They created this scholarship for Graduate Students in Swine Genetics, Swine Reproduction, or Swine Nutrition.

• $1,000

Mike Cox Memorial Scholarship

The Cox family has a special place in their hearts for pigs show and their community and has chosen to carry on Mike’s legacy by offering a scholarship in his name to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture that participates in their community, pursues academic excellence and embraces the family friendly culture of pig shows.

• $1,000

The Maschhoffs
Pork Production Scholarship

Aimed towards college students with a passion for the swine industry, focusing on the Commercial Industry.

• up to 5 worth $1,000 each

NJSA Outstanding Member Scholarship

Based on member's role and participation in the NJSA throughout the year.

• Two Senior Scholarships (ages 17-21): $1,000
• Intermediate Scholarship (ages 13-16): $500
• Junior Scholarship (ages 9-12): $300
• Novice Scholarship (ages 8 & below): $200

NJSA Visionary Leader Scholarship

Awarded to one of the NJSA Junior Board of Directors.

• $500

Juniors Helping Juniors Scholarship

Funded from premium checks that Junior Members have donated back to the NJSA.

• $1,000

American Yorkshire Club Scholarship

Formed by the American Yorkshire Club to give scholarships to kids that have a history of showing Yorkshire swine.

• $1,000

TC Trailers Scholarship

Sponsored by TC Trailers and will be awarded to a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall semester of the year on the basis of demonstrated academics, leadership activities, and community service activities.

• $500

Industry Scholarships


Link(s) for more information

Pork Industry Scholarships sponsored by Pork Checkoff


Illinois Pork Producers




Iowa Pork Producers


Sullivan Supply/Stock Show U Scholarship


Willoughby Sales Ag Youth Scholarship 



Mike Paul

Mike serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the NSR where his responsibilities range from staff management to the planning and implementation of national shows. He works closely with the NSR Executive Committee and the Breed Association Board members to develop and administer strategic plans, goals and policies for the NSR.  Mike also looks over fiscal management, staff recruitment and program accountability. He represents the NSR as part of national organizations such as the National Pork Board, Animal Science Committee, National Association of Swine Records and the National Pedigreed Livestock Council. He serves as a great resource for the staff, for exhibitors and breeders in the purebred swine industry.

Mike and his wife Sue have a daughter, Jamie and son-in-law Andy. They have been blessed with three grandchildren Nicole, Blake and Rachel.

"Success is uncommon, therefore not to be enjoyed by the common man. I’m looking for the uncommon people."  
— Cal Stoll