Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships

Feeding Tomorrow promises to encourage, promote and reward excellence of students pursuing careers in the science of food. We offer a variety of academic tuition scholarships for freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students. Please click the buttons below to start your application today!

Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship Information

Freshman Scholarship Guidelines

Feeding Tomorrow awards annual scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food. Please see the list of available scholarships below, and remember to verify your eligibility and review the application requirements.

General Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time freshman student pursuing an undergraduate degree in science of food at an approved U.S. or International University for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Specific scholarships may also have other eligibility based on focus or topic area

Freshman Scholarships open February 1, 2019 and will close on May 30, 2019

  • Feeding Tomorrow Freshman Scholarships, Multiple Awards
Undergraduate Scholarship Guidelines

Feeding Tomorrow awards annual scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food. Please see the list of available scholarships below, and remember to verify your eligibility and review the application requirements.

General Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time or part-time as a rising sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree in science of food at an approved U.S. or International University for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Applicant must demonstrate commitment in the science of food profession, such as, but not limited to an IFT membership
  • Specific scholarships may also have other eligibility based on focus or topic area

Undergraduate Scholarships open December 3, 2018 and will close February 28, 2019 at 3:00pm CST (Please see list of specific eligibility requirements and award amounts)

  • IFT Food Engineering Division Scholarship
  • IFT Food Engineering Division Scholarship
  • IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division Scholarship
  • IFT Food Microbiology Division Scholarship
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists - Irving Pflug Memorial Scholarship
  • Edlong Scholarship
  • Barbara B. Keenan Scholarship
  • McCormick & Company Scholarship
  • Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Ann C. Hollingsworth Student Leadership Scholarship
  • Feeding Tomorrow Undergraduate Scholarship, Multiple Awards
  • IFT Past Presidents Scholarship
Graduate Scholarship Guidelines

Feeding Tomorrow awards annual scholarships to students pursuing a graduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food. Please see the list of available scholarships below, and remember to verify your eligibility and review the application requirements. Applicant’s school of enrollment can be any educational institution conducting fundamental investigations for the advancement of food science and food technology, unless there are stated exceptions of scholarship criteria for sponsored scholarships.

General Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time or part-time as an MS or PhD student pursuing a degree in science of food at an accredited or bona-fide college or university for the 2019-2020 academic year. Colleges/Universities outside the U.S. are considered bona fide if they have a student population, a defined curriculum, faculty, and campus.
  • Demonstrate commitment in the science of food profession, such as, but not limited to an IFT membership
  • Specific scholarships may also have other eligibility based on focus or topic area

Graduate Scholarships open December 3, 2018 and will close February 28, 2019 at 3:00pm CST (Please see list of specific eligibility requirements and award amounts)

  • IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division Scholarship
  • IFT Food Microbiology Division Scholarship
  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration PhD Degree Scholarship
  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration MS Scholarship
  • Mike Jimenez Scholarship Sponsored by the IFT International Division
  • Dr. Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science
  • Edlong Scholarship
  • Gerber Endowment in Pediatric Nutrition
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists Ph.D. Degree Scholarship
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists MS Degree Scholarship
  • Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship, Multiple Awards
Scholarship Timeline

2019-2020 Academic Year

Freshman Scholarships

Application Opens: February 1st, 2019
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2019
Recipient and Non-Recipients Notified: June 15th, 2019
Recipient Recognition Online: August 2019
Recipient Recognition in Food Technology: Summer and Winter Issue 2019

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Application Opens: December 3, 2018
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Recipient and Non-Recipients Notified: May 1st, 2019
Recipient Reception: IFT19, New Orleans – June 2-5, 2019
Recipient Recognition Online: August 2019
Recipient Recognition in Food Technology: Summer and Winter Issue 2019

All checks mailed to scholarship recipients on August 1, 2019. Checks are payable to the educational institution for the student’s account.

FAQ and General Policies

I applied for a scholarship last year, can I use the same application?
No. You must submit a new application for each year you apply for a scholarship.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for multiple scholarships, but will only be awarded one scholarship. Applicant will automatically be considered for each scholarship they are eligible for.

I received a scholarship last year; do I need to reapply?
Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

I am graduating in December during the 2019-2020 academic year. Am I eligible? 
Yes, you are eligible to receive a scholarship.

What forms of transcripts are acceptable to submit?
You may submit ANY form of transcript. Printed, scanned, official, unofficial. As long as the transcript is accurate and legible, it will be accepted. Scholarship winners may be asked to verify their GPA with official transcripts.

When will I hear if I have won a scholarship?
Feeding Tomorrow General Undergraduate/ Graduate Scholarship: May 2019
Feeding Tomorrow General Freshman Scholarship: June 2019

Who selects the scholarship recipients?
Our scholarship provider, Scholarship America, provides professional jurors to maintain a fair selection process. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Do I need to submit a letter of recommendation?
No, you will not be required to submit a letter of recommendation, but you will need to submit

Is it required that I be a member of IFT in order to be eligible for scholarships?
No, however you will need to demonstrate commitment in the science of food profession, such as, but not limited to an IFT membership

General Scholarship Policies

  • A scholarship award winner that withdraws from school, graduates early or substantially alters his/her research program during tenure of the scholarship award must forfeit his/her scholarship.
  • Applicants may apply for multiple scholarships based on their eligibility.
  • Scholarships winners may be asked to verify their GPA with official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be used as part of the application process.
  • There are no scholarship renewals. Current scholarship holders must reapply the following year on the same basis as new applicants.
  • Applications must be completed in English.

Can I use my scholarship award for things other than tuition?
No, all Feeding Tomorrow scholarships must go to academic tuition.

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?
If you are a graduate student pursuing a Food Science degree, you are eligible to apply. If you are an undergraduate student pursuing a Food Science degree, you must be enrolled at a University on this list in Fall 2019.

Conflict of Interest and Program Disclaimer

All Feeding Tomorrow academic scholarship award funds will be applied to recipient’s tuition, educational fees, or educational expenses required by the university. These funds shall be disbursed to student tuition accounts. The academic scholarships are based on merit and not on financial need.

All Feeding Tomorrow travel scholarship award funds will be disbursed to the student directly to be applied to costs associated with travel to the IFT Annual Meeting and Expo. The student recipient may be required to claim this travel scholarship as income and be asked to submit at 1099 to Feeding Tomorrow.

Scholarships may not be sold, transferred or assigned and are not convertible to cash.

Scholarship candidates must comply with all applicable enrollment and registration deadlines published by the university.

Any false statements or misrepresentations made by the scholarship applicants may be grounds for discipline in, or dismissal from, Feeding Tomorrow scholarship program(s).

Academic scholarships are disbursed at the start of the academic year, in full, and at the university discretion may be allocated across one or all terms or semesters.

If awarded, recipients of both academic and travel scholarships are required to provide a photograph, brief biographical statement, and thank you letter to the donor(s).

If awarded, proof of acceptance into the academic program may be required.

Conflict of Interest:

All scholarship candidates and sponsors must disclose to Feeding Tomorrow in writing any and all actual or potential conflicts of interest, including but not limited to those listed below, which may compromise the integrity of the program.

Feeding Tomorrow may, in its sole discretion, refuse to accept or cancel a scholarship award if an actual or perceived conflict of interest exists.  Potential conflicts of interest include:

  1. Scholarship Candidate is a close familial relative (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or first cousin) of the Sponsor (or any member or employee of Sponsor) selecting the candidate;
  2. Scholarship Candidate or Sponsor solicits, provides or accepts any compensation or other consideration in exchange for the nomination;
  3. Scholarship Candidate is a current or former employee or board member of the Sponsor, Feeding Tomorrow, or Institute of Food Technologists; or
  4. Scholarship Candidate engages in any conduct that may reflect negatively upon Feeding Tomorrow or Institute of Food Technologists.
Contact

For all inquiries regarding the Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship Program, please email Jaime Gutshall at jgutshall@ift.org or call 1-312-604-0256.

If you need help navigating the application site or completing your application, please reach out to Scholarship America by emailing feedingtomorrow@scholarshipamerica.org or by calling 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship Program