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Mike Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mike Cox was a family man that enjoyed spending time with his wife and kids at pig shows. He knew the importance of putting in the work at home and loved helping his kids practice their showmanship skills in the yard with him as the judge. Between getting ready for and going to shows, Mike and his family were actively involved in their church and community. He enjoyed providing entertainment for friends and family and could often be found at the grill or in the kitchen. The Cox family has a special place in their hearts for the showpig industry 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.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman, sophomore or junior for the upcoming fall semester enrolled in an agriculturally related field. Students may only be awarded this scholarship one time.

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.

Each selection committee member shall independently review and score each application received and select the recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Essay Responses
  • Academics
  • Leadership activities

Applications will be scored by a committee selected by the NSR Director of Development there will be a member from the Cox family on the selection committee. 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

Haley Stark, FL