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Scholarships available for agriculture, food science students

The Midwest Food Processors Association 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.

“The MWFPA recognizes the vital role played by agriculture and the food processing industry in the Midwest economy,” said MWFPA president Nick George. “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 the 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, Wis.

Applications are available through April and can be obtained from the MWFPA at 608-255-9946 or Applications are due April 30. Scholarships will be awarded on or around May 20.