Scholarships

    Each year, the American Cheese Society, in conjunction with the American Cheese Education Foundation and the John Crompton Memorial Scholarship Fund, awards full and partial scholarships to cheesemakers, retailers, students, and local chefs to attend the Annual ACS Conference and Competition.

    Full scholarship recipients receive four nights’ hotel accommodation in the conference host city, up to $600 toward travel expenses (reimbursed upon submission of a post-conference essay), and a complimentary conference registration.  Partial Scholarship Recipients receive a complimentary conference registration.

    If you would like to contribute to the ACS scholarship fund, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the nonprofit American Cheese Education Foundation.

    The scholarship application period for the 2017 ACS Conference & Competition in Denver, CO is now open! Download your application form, below, and submit it no later than March 31, 2017.

    Cheesemaker Scholarship ApplicationCheesemaker Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Have never attended an ACS conference

    Student Scholarship Application: Student Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be a currently enrolled student
    • Hold a current ACS membership
    • Have never attended an ACS conference

    Chef Scholarship Application: Chef Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Be located in the conference host city or surrounding area
    • Have never attended an ACS Conference

    John Crompton Memorial Scholarship Application: John Crompton Memorial Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Must be a current member of the American Cheese Society, exhibiting enthusiasm and dedication to the cheese industry
    • Have never attended an ACS conference

    Scholarship Recipients

    Click on each scholarship recipient’s name below for a downloadable PDF of their post-conference essay, and get inspired by their experiences!

    2016 Recipients: