Eligibility and Application Requirements

Feeding Tomorrow provides academic scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the field of food science. To see if you are eligible for a Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship, please refer to the eligibility requirements below.

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman scholarships are awarded to high school seniors entering college for the first time and are enrolled in an IFT-approved undergraduate food science program

Eligibility:

Deadline: The Scholarship application deadline has passed. Please check back in February 2015.

Policies:

A student who will be enrolled as a freshman in the Fall of 2015, studying within an IFT-approved food science program at the time the scholarship becomes effective, is eligible.

A scholarship award winner that withdraws from school, graduates early or substantially alters his/her scholastic program during tenure of the scholarship award must forfeit his/her scholarship. The balance of the scholarship will revert to the general fund of Feeding Tomorrow or will be returned to the donor (at the donor’s discretion).

Applications in which the grades have not been converted to the A=4.0 system will be disqualified. 

There are no scholarship renewals. Current scholarship holders must reapply the following year on the same basis as new applicants. 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to sophomore, junior, and senior students pursuing an education in food science leading to a BS degree in and IFT-approved undergraduate food science program.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an IFT-approved undergraduate food science program in Fall 2015.
    • You must apply for the appropriate grade level for the 2015-2016 academic year (i.e., if you are a current sophomore, you must apply for a junior scholarship).
    • Current seniors who will be graduating in the 2015-2016 academic year are not eligible for a Feeding Tomorrow scholarship. If you are a graduating senior, planning to pursue a graduate degree in food science, please refer to the graduate scholarship information.

Deadline: February 20, 2015

Policies
A student who will be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, or senior in the Fall of 2015 studying in an IFT-approved food science program at the time the scholarship becomes effective is eligible.

A scholarship award winner that withdraws from school, graduates early or substantially alters his/her scholastic program during tenure of the scholarship award must forfeit his/her scholarship. The balance of the scholarship will revert to the general fund of Feeding Tomorrow or will be returned to the donor (at the donor’s discretion).

Applications in which the grades have not been converted to the A=4.0 system will be disqualified. 

There are no scholarship renewals. Current scholarship holders must reapply the following year on the same basis as new applicants. 

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate scholarships are awarded to outstanding MS and Ph.D. students pursuing research and education in the field of food science and technology.

Guidelines

Student applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree with an emphasis in food science and related disciplines.  They must be able to understand and appreciate the impact of their research on the global food supply. Research in such disciplines as genetics, horticulture, nutrition, microbiology, biochemistry, engineering, chemistry, etc. are not eligible unless it is directly related to the student's research program in food science, except as otherwise noted. The 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.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time MS or Ph.D. student beginning in the Fall 2015 academic year.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicant must be a student member of IFT at the time of application.

Deadline: February 20, 2015

Policies
A student who is enrolled in graduate studies leading to an MS or Ph.D. for the 2015-2016 academic year is eligible.

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. The balance of the scholarship will revert to the general fund of Feeding Tomorrow or will be returned to the donor (at the donor's discretion).

Applications in which the grades have not been converted to the A=4.0 system will be disqualified.

There are no scholarship renewals. Current scholarship holders must reapply the following year on the same basis as new applicants.

Applicants must be a student member of IFT. Students who have taken advantage of the student-to-member discount will not be eligible to apply for any scholarships. A student may revert back to the student membership and remain eligible to apply for a scholarship if it has not been longer than 7 days since converting.  Any student who has been a “member” for longer than one week will not be allowed to switch back to a student membership and will remain ineligible for a scholarship.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact:

IFT Central
Phone +1312.782.8424
Email info@ift.org


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