Cheese Industry Scholarships
There are a number of industry scholarships available for members of the American Cheese Society community, offering enhanced educational opportunities in the United States and beyond. If you are a cheese professional looking for a great scholarship opportunity, we encourage you to check these out!
We hope this list is comprehensive. However, if you offer a scholarship for cheese professionals in the ACS community that is not included below, please contact us with details.
Daphne Zepos Teaching Award
The Daphne Zepos Teaching Award (DZTA) is a $5,000 annual scholarship. The vision of the award is to grow a squad of cheese professionals who teach about the history, culture and techniques in making, aging and selling cheese. The scholarship is given to a food industry professional to further their learning—and their ability to educate others—about cheese. It’s named in honor of Daphne Zepos, one of America’s most inspiring cheese teachers. There are only two requirements for eligibility:
- The recipient must have worked in the food industry for at least three years.
- The recipient must be a member of the American Cheese Society.
Each year, someone new goes forth to learn about cheese. The scholarship funds travel and living expenses. The winner returns to share their learnings with the cheese community — at the American Cheese Society’s Annual Conference & Competition and beyond.
The application season for DZTA is now open! See past winners and download your application packet at dzta.org. All applications are due by May 31.