Editor's note: The following article was originaly published by the Ohio Pork Council. 

The Ohio Pork Council will be offering up to $9,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund has been established to recognize Dick Isler. An annual scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.

To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit: OhioPork.org.

The Ohio Pork Council is also proud to sponsor scholarships for incoming freshmen attending Ohio State ATI. Students entering ATI and pursing a degree in swine production should indicate so on their admission form, scholarships will then be issued accordingly. The Northeast Ohio Pork Producers Council also provides sponsorship for scholarships to any student involved in livestock production.

For additional information regarding scholarships, please contact Quinton Keeran at 614-882-5887.