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Juniors Helping Juniors Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was formed by the National Junior Swine Association to go to college students that are majoring in an agriculturally related field. The funds are derived solely from NJSA members donating their show premiums to this cause. As a result, we feel it is our obligation to help the most deserving students. This brings us many tough decisions in deciding who is the most "deserving". Our ideal candidate is someone who sticks out amongst the crowd of applicants. After reading your essay, we want to know you're the winner without any doubts. Here's a hint - the best way to do this is to write in your own unique style and with total honesty.

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. 
  • Each selection committee member shall independently review and score each application received.
  • Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from a non-related industry professional, 4-H leader, FFA adviser 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

2017 winner

Maddie Fugate, IL

Past Winners:

2016 Adrian Austin IL