Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship To Be Awarded
Application Deadline for Submissions: November 10, 2018
College students enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a fully accredited Nebraska
college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program are encouraged to apply
for the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship.
The deadline to apply is November 10. Applications will be reviewed, and selection notifications will be
sent by December 1. Students may apply for the scholarship online by visiting the youth tab on
The Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be
awarded to one deserving applicant each year.
The scholarship is named for Larry E. Sitzman, who retired in 2016 as Executive Director of the Nebraska
Pork Producers Association. Sitzman learned patriotism, service to our country, and respect for our
leaders from his parents. While in high school, he heard John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, in which
he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This address
increased his desire to serve. Agriculture has always been his passion. Throughout his life he has provided service in various forms and
from different positions of leadership. Sitzman is known for sharing his voice defending perspectives and
asking challenging questions. He served on many state and national agricultural boards before being
named the Director of Agriculture for Nebraska in 1991. Today, Sitzman serves as an active volunteer
leader at the Veterans Administration in Lincoln.
Academics, agriculture, military, and other forms of public service have all improved in some measure
due to the leadership, service, and voice of Larry E. Sitzman. Upon his retirement, the Nebraska Pork
Producers Association established this scholarship in his honor.
• Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a fully accredited
Nebraska college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program
• Must have at least one full year of study remaining toward a degree
• Must have plans to work in the agriculture industry upon graduation
Selection will be based on qualities of leadership and participation in collegiate or extracurricular
activities related to the agriculture industry.
Remember, the deadline for applications is November 10. Go to www.nepork.org to apply online.
For more information, contact Kyla Habrock: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is a grassroots, incorporated, nonprofit organization established in 1961. NPPA was developed to
promote the pork industry through the enhancement of consumer demand, producer education and research. For more information, visit NPPA’s website at www.nepork.org.