Application Deadline February 17 for WCMA Scholarships

WCMA News,

The application deadline for student scholarships offered by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is February 17, 2021.

Two students can earn the WCMA Myron P. “Mike” Dean Cheese Industry Student Scholarship, worth $3,000 each. Any employee or child of an employee at a WCMA dairy manufacturing, processing or marketing member company may apply.

Employees or children of employees at WCMA supplier member companies may apply for the WCMA Cheese Industry Supplier Student Scholarship. Three students will receive scholarship awards of $3,000 each.“The dairy processing field offers tremendous opportunity for young people who are eager to learn, ready to work, and open to innovation,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director. “WCMA is proud to support students in their educational endeavors as they prepare for industry careers.”

Preference for both scholarship awards will be given to candidates pursuing degrees and careers connected to the dairy industry. Well-qualified candidates will be currently attending a college, university, or technical school in the United States, or registered to attend a qualifying school.

Applicants must supply student transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a completed application form by Wednesday, February 17. Forms may be found at or can be directly requested from WCMA Office & Member Service Manager Sara Schmidt at 608-217-2181 or via email at

Successful applicants will be announced in March 2021, with awards made at the beginning of the fall semester in September.