Showing its support for the dairy industry’s next generation of leaders, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships, worth a total of $15,000.
“WCMA members recognize education as a key component to the continuing strength and growth of the dairy industry,” said John Umhoefer, Executive Director. “Through our Association, member companies have generously supported institutions of higher learning and students with total gifts worth more than $1 million.”
This year, a new record was set, with Umhoefer noting in a press release that more than 100 applications were submitted for WCMA’s five scholarship awards, making the selection process more competitive than ever.
Winners of the 2018 WCMA Myron P. “Mike” Dean Cheese Industry Student Scholarship included:
Winners of the 2018 WCMA Cheese Industry Supplier Student Scholarship included:
The annual Championship Cheese Auction, where gold medal cheeses from WCMA’s Championship Cheese Contest are sold to the highest bidder, is the source of the scholarship money. This year’s auction will be held Wednesday, April 18th, at the International Cheese Technology Expo during the Chr. Hansen Reception at 5 p.m. For information on the upcoming event, visit CheeseExpo.org.
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients! For more of the latest in the deli, dairy, and cheese world, stay tuned to Deli Market News.