WCMA to Award $15,000 in Student Scholarships in 2020

Posted By: Rebekah Sweeney WCMA News ,

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is now accepting applications for five student scholarships worth a total of $15,000.

“Dairy processing and the myriad technologies and services that support the industry offer limitless opportunity for young people,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.  “WCMA members are proud to support students in their educational endeavors as they prepare for industry careers.”

In 2020, two students will be awarded the WCMA Myron P. “Mike” Dean Cheese Industry Student Scholarship, worth $3,000 each.  Any employee or child of an employee of 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.

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 transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a completed application form by February 19, 2020.  Forms may be found at WisCheeseMakers.org, or can be directly requested from WCMA Office & Member Service Manager Sara Schmidt at 608-286-1001 or via email at sschmidt@wischeesemakers.org.

Successful applicants will be announced in March 2020, with awards made on April 15 at CheeseExpo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.