Smithfield Foods Scholarship

First established in 2002, the Smithfield Foundation is a nonprofit organization that acts as the philanthropic wing of Smithfield Foods. Since its inception, the Smithfield Foundation has been proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of our full-time and retired employees.

Employees must have worked with the company a minimum of 18 months for their dependent child or dependent grandchild to be eligible.

These scholarships are now available at the following 15 colleges and universities: Christopher Newport University, Fayetteville State University, Hampden-Sydney College, Iowa State University, Johnson and Wales University, Kansas State University, Norfolk State University, NC State University, North Carolina A&T, Paul D. Camp Community College, Radford University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Union.

Recipients of the Smithfield Foundation scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain eligible. Students must also submit a letter to the Smithfield Foundation at the beginning of each school year to give an update on their educational achievements and goals.

Please use this application to apply for the Smithfield Foundation Scholarship. Your application should be submitted to the school you are planning to attend no later than May 15, and you should receive notification of scholarship selection from the school no later than July 30. Specific instructions for submitting this application to each school, as well as additional program information, are available at

By submitting this application, you grant permission to the college or university to share your information with Smithfield Foods. If you have questions regarding the status of your application, please contact the appropriate scholarship representative for your school, available at

Tuition/fees, less other scholarship funding, not to exceed $7,500
Supplemental Questions
  1. I agree to allow Smithfield Foods, Inc. to publish all or a portion of my biography and any photographs taken/submitted of me as a Smithfield Scholar.
  2. Are you a dependent child or dependent grandchild of an active or retired employee of Smithfield Foods, Inc or any of its subsidiaries?
  3. Please list your relationship to the Company employee
  4. Employee Name
  5. Employee ID Number
  6. Show 5 more