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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Opens Applications for Scholarships; John Umhoefer Shares

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Opens Applications for Scholarships; John Umhoefer Shares

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Scholarships worth a total of $19,000 are up for grabs as the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) announces the availability of its annual student scholarships. Open now through February 9, 2024, students may apply for the scholarships, which will be awarded to seven deserving applicants in April.

John Umhoefer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association“Whether they’re just beginning their college journey, working toward a graduate degree, or pursuing a technical career, today’s students are tomorrow’s dairy leaders,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director. “We’re proud to contribute to the bright future of the dairy processing industry.”

As a press release explained, two WCMA scholarships target students attending a college, university, or technical school in the United States, or high school seniors registered to attend a qualifying school next fall; preference for these scholarship awards will be given to candidates pursuing degrees and careers connected to the dairy industry.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has opened applications for its annual student scholarships, open now through February 9, 2024

The organization is presenting the following awards:

  • WCMA Myron P. “Mike” Dean Cheese Industry Student Scholarship - Two students will be awarded the WCMA Myron P. “Mike” Dean Cheese Industry Student Scholarship, worth $3,000 each
  • WCMA Cheese Industry Supplier Student Scholarship - 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

In addition, WCMA will also select two students to receive the Brian Eggebrecht Student Scholarship Supporting Skilled Trades in the Dairy Industry, worth $2,000 each.

Successful applicants will be announced in March 2024, with awards presented on April 17 at CheeseExpo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more about each of these scholarships, including how to apply, here.

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