Illinois Association of Meat Processors Scholarship

The Illinois Association is pleased to offer a $500 Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year to a graduating high school senior or a student entered in a technical college, junior college or a college university.  The applicant must be a family member of an owner or employee of a 2019 IAMP Operator Member.  Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2019. 

The scholarship awards up to $500 per scholarship (depending on availability of funds) to deserving high school senior or post-secondary student whose parents or guardians are members of IAMP or IAMP members’ employees and are a accepted into, or attending any post-secondary school, in the United States. All members of IAMP must be in good standing to be eligible to apply. A post-secondary school means an institution of education including a vocational and technical college, two-and four-year colleges and private trade schools. Winning applicants may attend these schools with any major of study.

Interested students must assemble and present all of the following information (see application form for specific information required) to be viewed by the IAMP Committee.

  1. One completed application form (applications are available in the months of February and March on our website at www.illinoismeatprocessors.com).
    Scholarship Application (2019-2020) PDF file
    Scholarship Application (2019-2020) Word Doc file
  2. Transcript required showing a grade point average of 2.50 or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Letter of reference from advisor or faculty member. This letter may be included in the application or mailed separately from advisor.
  4. An essay from the student focusing on their participation in school and community activities during their high school or post-secondary education and reason(s) for enrollment or desire to enroll in a particular area of study. Essay must be typed, double-spaced and not to exceed 4 pages.
  5. Address and phone number must be provided.

Incomplete applications and applications received/post marked after the deadline stated on the application will not be considered. Do not staple applications.
Applications should be mailed by the date listed on the application to:

Illinois Association of Meat Processors: PO Box 25, Pearl City, IL. 61062 or emailed to dianne@illinoismeatprocessors.com
Applications will be reviewed by the Illinois Association of Meat Processors Committee and any award to qualified applicants will be announced each year. If you have any questions, please contact the IAMP office or visit our website at www.illinoismeatprocessors.com.

The Illinois Association of Meat Processors represents the business interests of the meat processing industry in Illinois. Through volunteer committees the association advocates on behalf of the meat processing industry before the legislature and state agencies in the region and promotes educational conferences and seminars.

2018 IAMP Family Member Scholarship Presented to Rebecca King

The IAMP Board of Directors recognize the continued need to support youth and especially our members’ youth attending college. IAMP has committed to supporting an annual scholarship of $500 for a youth attending any secondary education, in any field of study and is a family member of an active/dues paid IAMP member.

Rebecca King, daughter of James and Amy King of Main Street Meat Co., Roscoe, is this year’s IAMP Scholarship Recipient.

Rebecca graduated from Hononegah Community High School in May 2018. Rebecca is enrolled at Rock Valley Community College this fall studying Early Education. Rebecca’s application showed strong involvement in her high school, community and activities with teaching kids through volunteering and working at Kinnikinnick Kids Care. Rebecca also works a few hours a week at Main Street Meat Company with her family. She intends to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in the Spring of 2022.

Rebecca was a member of Junior Varsity Dance Team during high school, involved in Grace on Campus Youth Group and a volunteer for their church’s Vacation Bible School. She’s looking forward to teaching children the skills they need to be successful in the future.

This new scholarship is in additon to the two current IAMP scholarships that are presented annually to Meat Science students at the University of Illinois.

All interested youth should check the website at www.illinoismeatprocessors.com for the 2019 application available January 1, 2019.

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