ACS Scholarships

2021 Conference Scholarship

For the 2021 American Cheese Society Virtual Conference, ACEF will be granting multiple general scholarships as well as the Peterson Company Scholarship for BIPOC Advancement. Unlike years past, when there have been separate scholarships for cheese makers, retailers, students, chefs, this year there is just one application for anyone interested in receiving a scholarship, regardless of industry title. 

This scholarship is open to cheesemakers, retailers, chefs, students, and any other cheese professionals. Applications are ongoing and must include:

  1. Name, address, email address, and phone number.
  2. Resumé or a description of your last 3 jobs
  3. 2 short answers to the following:
    • How will attending the conference help your career development?
    • What is the session you are most excited to attend this year?

Please go here to fill out your application!  Applications close on May 31st.

 

The Peterson Company Scholarship for BIPOC Advancement

The American Cheese Education Foundation (ACEF) is thrilled to announce the creation of The Peterson Company Scholarship for BIPOC Advancement.

This annual scholarship will fund an Individual membership with ACS for the year, attending that year’s ACS Conference, including registration fees, hotel, and travel, and the fee to take that year’s Certified Cheese Professional® Exam.

Applicants must identify as a Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color and have been accepted to take that year’s ACS CCP™ exam.

Receiving a scholarship to the virtual conference this year does not preclude you from receiving a future scholarship to an in-person conference! This year’s winner of the Peterson Scholarship for BIPOC Advancement will automatically receive a full scholarship for the next in-person conference!

Please go here to fill out your application!  Applications close on May 31st.

 

If you have any questions, please email our program manager, Heather Tucker, at [email protected].