Hilmar Cheese Company Awards 67 Educational Scholarships

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Hilmar, Calif. May 31, 2024. Sixty-seven students demonstrating academic performance and community involvement will each receive a scholarship to help fund their higher education goals through Hilmar Cheese Company’s annual scholarship program. This program, which has existed since 2003, is one of the many ways Hilmar Cheese helps achieve its company purpose to improve lives together

The scholarship program awarded $40,000 in four categories – children of employees, children of the dairy farm families who ship milk to Hilmar Cheese, part-time Visitor Center staff and students pursing an agricultural undergraduate degree in the communities where the company operates.

Eight children of employees of Hilmar Cheese Company, two part-time Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center staff, and three children of the dairy farm families who ship milk to Hilmar received scholarships. Thirty-eight students pursuing an agricultural major living in the counties where the company is located also received scholarships. This last category is for students not affiliated with the company; but dedicated to the agricultural industry and living in Merced or Stanislaus counties in California or Dallam or Hartley counties in Texas.

Three part-time visitor center employees, eleven employee children and two children of dairy farmers who ship milk to Hilmar also received an additional scholarship for a second year to help continue their education.

The Hilmar Cheese Company scholarship program reflects the company’s ongoing support of higher education and its commitment to employees, dairy farm families, the California and Texas agricultural industries and the communities where Hilmar operates.

Qualifying students are encouraged to apply November 1 through February 1, 2025. For more information about Hilmar Cheese Company’s scholarship program, visit the About Us Overview section of

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