Many CCMA attendees are challenged by limited resources in their pursuit of gaining the tools they need to better to serve their communities through their food cooperative.

To assist you in participating in CCMA 2021, the following scholarship opportunities are available:


The Cooperative Development Foundation Education Fund is offering registration scholarships to attend CCMA 2021. The Cooperative Education Fund supports cooperative research, sponsors cooperative education events and scholarships and develops cooperative education materials and programs.

The scholarship will cover registration to the CCMA 2021, an online event offering virtual education sessions, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn more about how the industry has handled and will continue to adapt in the face of a pandemic. The virtual conference will be live from June 7–11, 2021. This is a needs based scholarship for cooperators from emerging food cooperatives or those that are enduring financial hardship. There is a limit of four scholarships per cooperative or organization.

The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF promotes and develops cooperatives to improve economic opportunities for all.

Apply for Scholarship

Deadline for scholarship applications is May 28 , 2021.


Scholarships may be available through the Ralph K. Morris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund. Please visit their website at