ACS Scholarships

2020 Membership Scholarship

As the in-person conference has been cancelled this year, ACEF will, in lieu of conference scholarships, be sponsoring several individual ACS memberships through 2020, allowing the winners to attend the ACS Virtual Member Meeting on July 23 (or watch the sessions later on-demand) and take advantage of all of ACS’s educational webinars, resources, and other member benefits all year.

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
  3. A one-page essay addressing the following:
    • What is your cheese industry experience?
    • Describe your passion for the cheese industry.
    • Describe experiences you feel are relevant to your career in cheese (Ex. jobs, school or life experiences).
    • How will becoming an ACS member benefit you?

Please send the above to [email protected]

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 year, as there will be no in-person conference, the scholarship will cover an Individual ACS membership through 2020, allowing the winner to attend the ACS Virtual Member Meeting on July 23 and take advantage of all of ACS’s educational webinars, resources, and other member benefits all year.

Applicants must identify as a Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color and have been accepted to take the 2020 virtual CCP™ exam.

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Starting in 2021, this annual scholarship will fund annual membership with ACS, attending that year’s ACS Conference, including registration fees, hotel, and travel, and the CCP™Exam fee, for a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color who has been accepted to take the Certified Cheese Professional® (CCP™) exam.