Undergraduate Scholarships

Feeding Tomorrow


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

General Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicant must be a student member of IFT at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree in food science at a University on this list in Fall 2017.
  • Current seniors, who will be graduating before May 2018, may not be eligible for all scholarships. Please view eligibility for specific scholarships

Types of Undergraduate Scholarships:
1. IFT Division Scholarships – Applications CLOSED February 15, 2017

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 may only apply for ONE Division scholarship.

  • IFT Food Engineering Division Scholarship
    Award: (1) $1,000
    This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student pursuing a research project focusing on any aspect of food process engineering. The research may occur during the academic year or summer. The student will work with a research mentor who is a member of the Food Engineering Division of IFT. In addition to the application, students will be required to submit a recommendation letter from a research mentor stating that the mentor will supervise the student to do research in their lab.
  • IFT Food Microbiology Division Scholarship (Undergraduate)
    Award: (1) $1,000

    Available to undergraduate student studying food microbiology.
  • Dr. Ann C. Hollingsworth Student Leadership Scholarship (Available to ALL Divisions)
    Award: (1) $1,000

    The award will recognize student leaders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership at their university and the IFT Student Association, along with a passion for student advocacy, IFT, and their chosen profession.

2. Feeding Tomorrow General Scholarships – Applications CLOSED February 15, 2017

The Feeding Tomorrow Education Fund provides scholarships to students demonstrating exceptional scholastic achievements, leadership experience, and a devotion to the food science and technology profession.

  • Feeding Tomorrow Undergraduate Scholarship, Multiple Awards $1,000 - $2,500
    Students who apply for a Feeding Tomorrow General Scholarship will be automatically considered for the IFT Past Presidents Scholarship, John and Irene Powers Scholarship and the McCormick and Company Endowed Scholarship

3. Specialty Scholarships – Applications CLOSED February 15, 2017

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

  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists- Irving Pflug Memorial Scholarship
    Award (1) $1,500
    Available to an undergraduate student studying food science, food engineering or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.
  • Edlong Dairy Technologies Scholarship
    Award: (1) $1,000

    Available only to rising juniors and seniors. This scholarship is intended for a student pursuing a degree in food science with an emphasis on dairy flavors and/or dairy science.