Apply for a $1,000 scholarship toward any university, college or technical college degree.

Your future is bright, and you’re excited about what’s next in your journey. We’re excited too! Because higher education is all about tradition and pride—taking life and making it yours. The Original Cooper® brand knows a thing or two about that. From a small start in 1893, we’ve grown into a centerpiece of food traditions for generations of families. And whatever future you’re dreaming of, we want to do our small part to help you achieve it.

That’s why we’ve created Schreiber Foods, Inc.’s Cooper® “Make It Yours” Award, a $1,000 college scholarship for high school seniors headed into a 2-year or 4-year degree program.

Why “Make It Yours”?

Well, first off, it’s our tagline. So, works nicely, don’t you think?

But seriously, there’s a whole lot more that goes into that idea than just the words. “Make It Yours” is about personality. Individuality. It’s about family traditions, unique perspectives and the things that make us who we are.

For Cooper®, that means being the uniquely sharp, creamy, perfectly melty cheese that’s been a part of grandma’s grilled cheese or mom’s mac and cheese for generations. It means giving new fans countless ways to put their own stamp on the foods they love.

For you, “Make It Yours” means getting the college degree you need to get into the career you want. It means giving yourself the chance to make your world a better place. And giving you a leg up in the fiercely competitive job market.

We envision a world where all students are able to receive a formal education. That’s the heart behind Schreiber Foods, Inc.’s Cooper® “Make It Yours” Award.

How to Apply for Schreiber Foods, Inc.’s Cooper® “Make It Yours” Scholarship:

We’ll admit it … we like to wax nostalgic sometimes. Because we know the power of a compelling story—we’re proud of ours, and we want to hear yours.. Why is this scholarship important to you? What’s the future you want to make your own?

So to be considered for this award, you’ll need to write a 500–1,000-word essay detailing how this scholarship will make an impact on your life and career. Applications for this year are now closed. The winner will be announced no later than July 31, 2021.

Selection Process:

  1. Once the application period ends on July 1, 2021, all submissions will be reviewed and the winner announced on or before July 31, 2021.
  2. The winner of the scholarship will be contacted via text or email, and a public announcement will be made on our Facebook page.
  3. Payment will be made by Schreiber Foods, Inc. directly to the university, college or technical college of winner’s choice.

About Cooper® Cheese

If your taste buds wore socks, Cooper® Sharp would knock them clean off. Because Cooper® is no ordinary deli cheese. First introduced in 1893, Cooper® cheese is made with milk and hand-selected aged cheese to give us a one-of-a-kind sharp flavor you’ll only need one taste to fall in love with. Cooper® is creamy, flavorful and melts like a dream. And we’re proud to be a household favorite and family tradition that’s been delighting our fans for more than a century.

What to give us a try? Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Disclosure Data submitted by scholarship applicants is being captured and stored by Imaginasium/Google for processing and stored by Schreiber Foods, Inc for applicant screening. The data will be stored for a maximum of 90 days after the winner is selected; at that point, both Imaginasium and Schreiber Foods will delete all applicant data from the Google cloud or any local computers. For more information on eligibility requirements, please click here to view those.