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NJSAScholarships

Scholarships are due March 1, with the exception of The Maschhoff’s Scholarships, which are due May 1.

This scholarship was created in memory of Claude Robinson and is aimed towards college judging students, regardless of if it is Junior or Senior College.

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

One $1,000 will be awarded to a college sophomore, junior or senior for the upcoming fall semester enrolled in a junior or senior college judging program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated leadership activities, livestock judging experience, livestock industry interest and community service. Students may only win this scholarship one time.

Applicant Guidelines

  • Scholarship applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior as of the upcoming fall semester enrolled in a collegiate (junior college or senior college) livestock judging program.
  • One letter of recommendation from a 4-H, FFA, or person unrelated to the applicant who has knowledge of the applicant’s livestock industry involvement.
  • One letter of recommendation from your college livestock judging coach.
  • Applications will be scored by a committee.
  • One descendant of Claude Robinson has the option of participating on this selection committee.

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

  • livestock judging experience
  • livestock industry interest
  • leadership activities
  • community service

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Payton Dahmer, MO
2017 Adrian Austin, IL
2016 Will Taylor, IN
2015 Jackson Johnson, IN
2014 Dusty Compart, MN
2013 Kane Austin, IL
2012 David Ammann, IL
2011 Troy Sloan, MO
2010 Cally Hass, MI

Created in memory of Gregory D. Johnson by his family. They created this scholarship for Graduate Students in Swine Genetics, Swine Reproduction, or Swine Nutrition.

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

One $1,000 will be awarded to one spring college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural field OR current graduate school student. Applicants must be pursuing an advanced degree in swine genetics, swine reproduction or swine nutrition. The winner will be awarded a scholarship on the basis of swine industry experience and honors, NJSA experience and honors, collegiate activities, academics and future goals. Students may only win this scholarship one time.

Applicant Guidelines

  • Scholarship applicants must be a spring college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural field OR a current graduate student.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in swine genetics, swine reproduction or swine nutrition.
  • Applicant must enclose one letter of recommendation from a college advisor who can verify participant’s graduate school acceptance or enrollment, in addition to their college activities and involvement.
  • Applicant must submit graduate school acceptance letter or proof of graduate school enrollment. Applications will be scored by a committee comprised of one NSR Youth Advisory Board member, one member of the Johnson family and one educational professional.

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

  • Academics
  • Goals for future and collegiate involvement
  • Swine industry experience and honors
  • NJSA experience and honors

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Garrett See, NC
2017 Austin Langemeier, TX
2016 Matt Romoser, IA
2016 Morgan Cox, IN
2015 Matthew Morrison, NY
2014 Corey Carpenter, CA
2013 Greg Krahn, WI
2012 Chad Yoder, IA
2010 Hyatt Frobose, OH
2008 Alan Duttlinger, IN

The Cox family has a special place in their hearts for pigs show 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) $1,000 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

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.

Scholarship 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 and select the recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Essay Responses
  • Academics
  • Leadership activities

Applications will be scored by a committee that includes a member from the Cox family. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Courtney Conine, GA
2017 Haley Stark, FL

Aimed towards college students with a passion for the swine industry, focusing on the Commercial Industry.

Up to five (5) scholarships valued at $1,000 awarded per year

Due May 1

Background

Many members of The Maschhoffs team were members of 4-H or FFA, including the company owners. Leaders within the company understand the value that programs like these bring in the development of future leaders. The Maschhoffs got involved with NJSA because they see an audience of youth with a common interest in the swine industry. Their hope has been to help nurture and inspire the passion for pork production through the experiences offered by the NJSA. Their major contributions are the TML scholarship, sponsorship of the National Youth Leadership Conference and involvement in occasional teaching experiences during LEAD or other NJSA events. Through NJSA, The Maschhoffs have an avenue to interact with youth that have an interest in swine and as part of that interaction, they hope to provide exposure to the opportunities that exist throughout the industry and within their company. The Maschhoffs hope to show members that they can make a career centered around their passion, whether it is in swine production or as a support to production. Production support might involve working with genetics, research, accounting, human resources, nutrition, environmental, amongst many other possible career choices. Involvement in the NJSA provides The Maschhoffs an opportunity to play a role in enhancing youth enthusiasm toward the industry, and hopefully provide opportunities for future careers.

Scholarship Application Process

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners of The Maschhoffs Inc. Scholarship. All winners will receive $1,000 and must complete a 3-4 day internship with The Maschhoffs Inc., at their headquarters in Carlyle, Illinois. All travel, meals and housing expenses will be paid by The Maschhoffs Inc.

Applicants must fill out the scholarship application and complete four questions with a 300-word maximum essay. The questions must be double-spaced and typed. 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 and can be a common letter sent for other scholarship applications.

Applicant Guidelines

  • Scholarship applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Applicants must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in or will be enrolled in an agricultural program at a recognized college/university. Ages are as of January 1st of the award year.
  • This scholarship is focused around leadership and participation in the swine industry outside of the show ring. Take this time to reflect and highlight the ways you have been a leader within the swine industry.
  • A 5-member judging committee will be organized consisting of two TMI members, two NSR/NJSA Staff members and a previous recipient of the scholarship and four day internship.
  • The judging committee will meet before the National Junior Summer Spectacular, and will determine the finalists that will move on to the interview process. 
  • There will be an interview process that will take place at the National Junior Summer Spectacular on Tuesday evening. If you are unable to make it to this event, we will work with you to plan a phone interview. Answers will be judged on overall thought process and merit.
  • The scholarships recipients will be announced and recognized at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. A short bio will be listed about each scholarship recipient in the next available issue of the Seedstock Edge.
  • The winners must complete the four day internship with The Maschhoffs Inc. by the end of the following school year or forfeit their scholarship. A date will be set to try and host all winners at the Carlyle office together, but if this does not work for all a second date in May will be set to fulfill the visit requirement.
  • NJSA members may only win one scholarship from The Maschhoffs Inc.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Whitney Whitaker, CA; Taylor Conley, PA; Ethan Stas, PA; Melissa Keller, NY; Megan Mench, IN
2017 Brandon Stickler, IL; Adrian Austin, IL; Lexi Delaney, IA; Hannah Frobose, OH; Sarah Strathman, WI
2016 Devin Ammann, IL; Lindsey Robinson, MO; Jared Welik, IA; Hannah Zundel, PA; Morgan Mench, IN
2015 Morgan Cox, IN; Lexi Marek, IA; Danika Miller, IN; Jackson Johnson, IN; Caleb Grohmann, IL
2014 Heather Johnston, OH; Lauren Koeppe, IN
2013 Kane Austin, IL; David Ammann, IL
2012 Matt Morrison, NY; Corey Carpenter, CA
2011 AustinLangemeier, TX; Hallie Frobose, OH
2010 Cally Hass, MI; Warner Phipps, NE
2009 Alicia Keller, NY; Kayla Meyer, IL
2008 Hyatt Frobose, OH; Bailey Albright, MI

Based on member's role and participation in the NJSA throughout the year.

  • Two (2) Senior Scholarships (ages 17-21): $1,000
  • One (1) Intermediate Scholarship (ages 13-16): $500
  • One (1) Junior Scholarship (ages 9-12): $300
  • One (1) Novice Scholarship (ages 8 & under): $200

Due March 1

APPLICANT GUIDELINES

  • Five (5) NJSA Scholarships will be awarded. Ages are as of Jan. 1, of the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Two (2) Senior members (17-21) will receive $1,000 scholarships
  • One (1) Intermediate member (13-16) will receive a $500 scholarship
  • One (1) Junior member (9-12) will receive a $300 scholarship
  • One (1) Novice member (8 and under) will receive a $200 scholarship
  • These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated NJSA or livestock industry leadership, scholastic excellence, youth leadership activities and interest in the swine industry.
  • Members may only win one (1) scholarship in each age division of the NJSA.

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.


SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Novice

Year Winner
2018 Whitney Swaim, IN
2017 Landry Kaysen, CO
2015 Kolby Butcher, IN
2014 Nalaney Guyer, IL
2013 Savannah Page, GA
2012 Riley Wendt, OH
2010 Ty Goss, OK
2006 Adrian Austin, IL

Junior

Year Winner
2018 Olivia Shike, IL
2017 Hadley Hendrickson, IN
2016 Chasten McConn, PA
2015 Savannah Page, GA
2014 Karson Kelso, TX
2013 Ashtin Guyer, IL
2012 Payton Hines, MI
2010 Maddie Fugate, IL
2006 Jackson Johnson, IN

Intermediate

Year Winner
2018 Brody Nemecek, KS
2017 Abigayle Bartholomew, TN
2015 Jacob Sterle, IA
2014 Maddie Fugate, IL
2013 Adrian Austin, IL
2012 Kane Austin, IL
2010 Heather Storer, OH
2006 Warner Phipps, NE

Senior

Year Winner
2018 Katelyn Robinson, MO
2018 Maddie Fugate, IL
2017 Brandon Stickler, IL; Lindsey Robinson, MO
2016 Adrian Austin, IL; Jackson Johnson, IN
2015 Taylor Conley, PA; Macy Marek, IA
2014 Kane Austin, IL; Morgan Cox, IN
2013 Kyle Mendes, CA; Konni Kelso, TX
2012 Tana Simmons, IN; Corey Carpenter, CA
2010 Ryan Giertz, IL; Kayla Meyer, IL
2006 Brian Down, IL; Bryan Boyer, IN

Awarded to one of the NJSA Junior Board of Directors.

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

The National Junior Swine Association Visionary Leader Scholarship has been established to recognize one member of the NJSA Board of Directors for his or her outstanding contributions and service to the members of the NJSA. The rankings will be compiled by NSR and winners will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular.  This scholarship can only be won one time.

Scholarship applicants must be members of the NJSA Board of Directors. Each director is required to apply for the scholarship. Applications should be typed. Extra pages may be used as necessary.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarship applicants must be members of the NJSA Board of Directors. Each director is required to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applications should be typed. Extra pages may be used as necessary.
  • Applications must be signed by a parent or guardian who has knowledge of the applicant’s involvement in the NJSA.

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Year Winner
2018 Hannah Frobose, OH
2017 Lindsey Robinson, MO
2016 Danika Miller, IN
2015 Hannah Zundel, PA
2014 Dusty Compart, MN
2013 Corey Carpenter, CA
2012 Mackenzie Langemeier, TX
2011 Rebecca Bailey, CA
2010 Lynsee Shaffer, IN
2008 Aimee Shaffer, IN

This scholarship is funded from premium checks that Junior Members have donated back to the NJSA.

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

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.

Scholarship 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. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Jada Johnson, IN
2017 Maddie Fugate, IL
2016 Adrian Austin, IL

Sponsored by TC Trailers and will be awarded to a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall semester of the year on the basis of demonstrated academics, leadership activities, and community service activities.

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

TC Trailer Sales, a utility trailer dealer serving Indiana and surrounding states for 25 years, is proud to support the NJSA and its efforts to help youth through educational opportunities. One $500 scholarship is sponsored by TC Trailer Sales and will be awarded to a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall semester of the year the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated academics, leadership activities, and community service activities.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarship applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall semester of the year the scholarship is awards.
  • Applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a person unrelated to the applicant who has knowledge of the applicant’s academics, as well as leadership activities and community involvement.
  • Applications will be scored by a committee selected by the NSR Director of Development.

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

  • Academics
  • Leadership activities
  • Community service

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

More information about TC Trailer Sales can be found online at www.tc-trailers.com.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Jaidyn Swartz, NM
2017 Sara Gammon, MO
2016 Adrian Austin, IL

Formed by the American Yorkshire Club to give scholarships to kids that have a history of showing Yorkshire swine.

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded per year

Due March 1

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.

Scholarship 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.

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

  • Academics
  • Leadership activities
  • Community service

Applications will be scored by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Results will also be posted on the NSR website and in the August Seedstock EDGE issue.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

YEAR WINNER
2018 Brandon Stickler, IL
2017 Taylor Conley, PA
2016 Adrian Austin, IL