The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is offering their annual scholarships to four college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. The National Pork Producers Council administers the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry scholarship selection process.

To be eligible, students must be undergraduates in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture, provide a brief letter describing their expected role in the pork industry, write an essay on an issue affecting the pork industry and submit two letters of reference from professors or industry professionals.

Entries are due by Jan. 15, 2010. This marks the 20th year of the CME scholarship program, which recognizes outstanding youth in the pork community.

Read more information on the program and eligibility requirements.

Source: CME