MWFPA: Food product association scholarships available

The Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA) is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in agriculture or food science and attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Platteville or the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

“MWFPA recognizes the vital role played by agriculture and the food processing industry in the Midwest economy,” said MWFPA president Jason Culotta. “These scholarships help students to continue their education and support the growth of these two major industries.”

The six scholarships are offered under two programs created by MWFPA in honor of leaders in the food processing industry. The Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship is named for a University of Wisconsin food science professor who contributed greatly to the advancement of vegetable and fruit processing through his research and teaching. The other scholarship is named for Carleton A. Friday whose family founded the Friday Canning Company of New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Applications are available and can be obtained from MWFPA by calling 608-255-9946 or by going to its website at Applications are due April 24, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded on or around May 20, 2020.