As part of its mission to inspire the next generation of food scientists to feed a growing and diverse population, Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists, announced applications are now open for both undergraduate and graduate scholarship opportunities.
Feeding Tomorrow offers a variety of academic tuition scholarships for freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students. Applications are now open for more than 40 undergraduate scholarships and 25 graduate scholarships.
Institute of Food Technologists Feeding Tomorrow Fund encourages, promotes, and rewards the excellence of students pursuing careers in the science of food through various efforts, including various academic tuition scholarships. Since 1985, the Institute of Food Technologists, through the Feeding Tomorrow Fund, has awarded more than 2,700 scholarships totaling over $3 million.
In addition to graduate and undergraduate scholarships, IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Fund also offers scholarship awards for students with specific criteria such as greatest financial need, those transferring from a community college, and first-generational college enrollment. The Gateway Program scholarship awards will also continue this year, which removes the restriction that students must attend IFT Higher Education Review Board-approved programs.
“The world needs the next generation of creative and innovative minds engaged in the science of food to meet the critical challenges ahead of us, and we are proud to motivate young minds and support students through our extensive educational resources and scholarship opportunities,” said Steve Hartley, IFT Director of Fund Development.
Applicants for all scholarships must demonstrate a commitment to the science of food profession, which can include, but is not limited to, membership in IFT. Student members receive access to various tools that will help them on their science of food journeys, including participating in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association and its competitions, widely considered to be among the most prestigious food science competitions for college-level students in the world.
The 2023 IFTSA Competition winners and finalists were honored at IFT FIRST last July. IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Fund will be awarding travel scholarships to attend IFT FIRST 2024, which is being held July 15-17, 2024, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Registration opens March 1, 2024.
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