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2018 CHEESE STUDY GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS

Written By: Babs Hogan - Apr• 05•18

2018 Cheese Study Group ACS CCP® Scholarships for ACS CCP®s and ACS CCP Exam® Candidates

The eleven Administrators of the Facebook Cheese Study Group are pleased to announce our intentions to raise funds via our  GoFundMe.Com campaign to award scholarship(s) for Candidates sitting for the 2018 ACS CCP Exam® and ACS CCPs® to attend the American Cheese Society 2018 Conference Forged in Cheese.

The winner(s) will receive scholarship(s) to help defray the costs of taking the exam and/or attending the conference.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, applicants must fill out the entry form and answer a short essay question (see below).

The essays will be judged anonymously on the passion and creativity by a panel of four Cheese Professional judges, who will select the winner(s) using a score from 1 to 100.

Our Distinguished Panel of Judges for 2018:

1)  Stephanie Ciano, Vice President Purchasing and Sales at World’s Best Cheese and a member of the Internationale Guilde des Fromagers. Stephanie also serves on the Certification Committee at the American Cheese Society.

2)  Craig Gile, ACS CCP and member of the Internationale Guilde des Fromagers. Craig has years of experience as a cheese grader and judge for international cheese competitions. He serves on the American Cheese Society’s Judging and Competition Committee. Craig is New Products Manager at Cabot Creamery.

3)  Pat Ford, Co-Owner and Cheesemaker at Utah’s Beehive Cheese. Pat also serves on the Certification Committee at the American Cheese Society.

RULES & NOTIFICATIONS:

All scholarships awarded are dependent upon donations via our Go Fund Me Campaign.  If donations do not meet goal, then partial or no scholarships will be awarded.  The Cheese Study Group and its Administrators will not be held liable if no scholarships are awarded due to lack of adequate donations. Donate here.

Everyone who donates $100.00 or more, will be recognized when winner(s) are announced (unless they choose to remain anonymous).

SCHOLARSHIP  LEVELS:

Scholarships anticipated to be awarded will be:

1)  One scholarship level of up to $1900.00 for 2018 ACS CCP exam® candidate in Pittsburgh, which will take place on July 25, 2018.

The Scholarship can only be used for exam fees, ACS conference attendance fee, and 2018 ACS membership (if not already a member).

The award includes a stipend of $625 intended to defray some of the candidate’s transportation and lodging expense.

2)  Another scholarship level of up to $1400.00 for a current, in good standing ACS CCP® to attend the 2018 ACS conference in Pittsburgh.  The Scholarship can only be used for ACS conference attendance fee (which includes 2018 ACS membership, if not already a member).  This award also includes a stipend of $625 intended to defray some of the attendee’s transportation and lodging expenses.

ELIGIBILITY:

ACS CCP exam® candidate applicants must meet all ACS qualifications and be accepted by ACS to take the 2018 exam. ACS CCP® applicants must be in good-standing with the ACS.

If scholarship applicants’ employers, associations and/or companies (such as Kroger/Murray’s, Whole Food Markets, ANCO, DPI, Gourmet Foods, WMMB, etc.) cover their expenses, then those applicants do not qualify for these scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist those who would have to pay their fees and expenses personally without assistance from their employers, companies and/or associations. (We may confirm with employers et al that they are not covering expenses).

Administrators of the Cheese Study Group (which numbers 11 and the list is available on the Cheese Study Group Member’s page on Facebook) are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Winner(s) must volunteer and work 1 four-hour shift at the 2018 ACS Conference and attend at least 1 seminar each day of the conference.

Winner(s) will be encouraged to write an essay after the conference and/or exam about their experiences and these essays will be published on websites of Administrators (including on this website) and in the Cheese Study Group Page.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15:

Forms and essays (as word documents) must be submitted via email only by 5pm PT, April 15, 2018 to the following email address:  CSGExamScholarships@gmail.com

(If you need word doc of entry form, please email us and we’ll email to you.)

If scholarships are funded through fund-raising efforts, winners will be announced on April 30, 2018.  Winner(s) will be notified by email.

ENTRY FORM:

Fill out entry form and answer the following question in 500 words or less (all essays must be original and written by applicant)

Attach form and essay to the email entry and send to CSGCCPScholarships@gmail.com:  ACS CCP exam® candidates.


Essay:  CCPs wanting to attend the ACS Conference:  ACS CCP®s:

“Describe the significance of attending the 2018 ACS Conference and its importance to the cheese industry in the US.   List the ways the conference will benefit your position in the cheese community.”

 

Essay:  ACS CCP exam® candidates:

“Describe the significance of being a Certified Cheese Professional and its importance to the cheese industry in the US.   List the ways the certification will benefit your position in the cheese community.”

Note:  These scholarship effort is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the ACS nor Facebook.
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