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American Yorkshire Club Scholarship

The American Yorkshire Club was organized on April 1, 1893, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The office was first in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1948. The first club was a stock company. In 1948, the American Yorkshire Club was reorganized and became a membership organization. Then in 1994, the National Swine Registry was formed as a result of the consolidation of the American Yorkshire Club, the Hampshire Swine Registry and the United Duroc Swine Registry. In January 1998, the American Landrace Association joined the NSR. The AYC Board of Directors are dedicated to youth development and have established a scholarship. The American Yorkshire Club Scholarship has been founded to provide financial support to NJSA members that have a passion for the Yorkshire breed.

Applicant Guidelines:

  • Scholarship applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA).
  • Scholarship applicants must be an incoming freshman, sophomore or junior as of the upcoming fall semester enrolled in an agriculturally related field. 
  • Applicant must have shown Yorkshires at the County, State, or National level for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from a non-related industry professional, 4-H leader, FFA advisor or school teacher. Letters should be one page in length.
Applications will be scored by a committee selected by the NSR Director of Development. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website, www.nationalswine.com, and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

Scholarship Application

2016 winner

Taylor Conley, PA

Past Winners:

2016 Adrian Austin IL