Graduate Scholarships

Feeding Tomorrow

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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.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time MS or Ph.D. student beginning in the Fall 2017 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.

Types of Undergraduate Scholarships:
1. IFT Division Scholarships – Applications will OPEN December 1, 2016

IFT Division scholarships, administered by Feeding Tomorrow, give students the opportunity to apply for an award that is specific to their field of study. In addition to the monetary award, scholarship recipients get the added benefit of meeting Division members, which will allow them to take advantage of networking opportunities with industry leaders specific to their future profession.

Students who apply for a Division scholarship but are not selected will be automatically be considered for a Feeding Tomorrow General Scholarship and will not be required to provide any additional information.

  • IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division Scholarship
    Award: (1) $1,500

    Available to a MS or Ph.D. candidate studying food science with an interest in food laws, regulation, food policy, agriculture policy, or nutrition policy.
  • IFT Nutraceutical and Functional Foods Division Scholarship
    Award: (1) $1,000

    Available to MS or Ph.D. students and will encourage research in the field of nutraceuticals and functional foods and the contributions to these disciplines.
  • IFT Food Microbiology Division Scholarship (Graduate):
    Award: (1) $1,000

    Available to graduate student (MS or Ph.D.) studying food microbiology.
  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration PhD Degree Scholarship
    Award: (1) $5,000

    Available to a Ph.D. student conducting research focused on food sensory and consumer science.
  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration MS Scholarship 
    Award: (1) $2,000

    Available to a first or second year graduate student pursuing an MS in sensory and consumer science.
  • Mike Jimenez Scholarship Sponsored by the IFT International Division
    Award: (1) 1,000

    Dr. Miguel A. Jimenez (Mike) was a food scientist and longtime supporter of IFT and the global food science & technology community. IFT’s International Division invites you to apply for the new Mike Jimenez scholarship offered exclusively to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in food science with a focus in food security, global development or nutrition in the developing world
    Available to graduate students (MS or PhD) studying food science, with a focus in food security, global development or nutrition in the developing world.

2. Feeding Tomorrow General Scholarships – Applications will OPEN December 1, 2016

The Feeding Tomorrow General Education fund provides scholarship funding to graduate students (MS or Ph.D.) demonstrating exceptional scholastic achievements, leadership experience, and a devotion to the food science and technology profession.

  • Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship, Multiple Awards $2,000 - $5,000

3. Sponsored Scholarships – Applications will OPEN December 1, 2016

Through the generous donations from our corporate and organizational partners, Feeding Tomorrow administers the following scholarships:

  • Dr. Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science
    Award: (1) $2,000

    Sponsored by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), this scholarship honors a student (MS or Ph.D.) whose research is in the area of the safety assessment of flavors.
  • Gerber Endowment in Pediatric Nutrition
    Award: (1) $3,000

    Available to a MS or Ph.D. student conducting research in nutrition with an emphasis on pediatrics.
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists Ph.D. Degree Scholarship
    Award: (1) $2,000

    Available to a Ph.D. student studying food science, food engineering, or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists MS Degree Scholarship
    Award: (1) $2,000

    This scholarship is for a MS degree student studying food science, food engineering, or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.