Feeding Tomorrow Announces Winners of Evan Turek Memorial Scholarships

April 3, 2013

CHICAGO—Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), today announced the winners of the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarships. Allie Sivak is the recipient of the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Mondelēz International Internship; and Amy Kringle is the recipient of the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Kraft Foods Internship.

Sivak, an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech double majoring in Dairy Science and Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE), with a minor in Food Science and Technology, will intern at Mondelēz International this summer where she will apply her passion for food product development and production.  Kringle, an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Food Science and Technology with a minor in Chemistry, will intern at Kraft Foods where she’ll have a chance to hone her interest in cheese-making and research this summer.

“Feeding Tomorrow is proud to partner with Kraft Foods and Mondelēz International on the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarships/Internships.  Providing food science students with financial resources and opportunities to have hands-on learning experiences are absolutely critical to ensuring that we have talented scientists contributing to the global food system in years to come,” said Robert B. Gravani, PhD, Chair of Feeding Tomorrow.

Evan Turek was an exceptional mentor who was dedicated to helping shape the next generation of food scientists and developing leaders in the field. The Evan Turek Memorial Scholarships are awarded to two undergraduate students who embody the scientific and leadership characteristics of Evan Turek. Applicants must be food science students with a 3.0 minimum GPA and a demonstrated commitment to food science and remarkable leadership skills.


About IFT and Feeding Tomorrow
Interdependent in purpose and passion, Feeding Tomorrow and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) make solutions possible by creating a dynamic global forum where food scientists from more than 100 countries explore how food science can drive innovation and solutions for the complex challenges facing our global food system. We believe that scientific discoveries in food science hold the key to technological advances, that—when applied—will help to solve food security issues like reducing post-harvest loss, the impact of climate change on the food system, and sustainability. We are also creating programs and initiatives to build and grow the next generation of world-renowned leaders who will use food science to address these problems. We know that food science is the essential ingredient for feeding the world. For more information, please visit ift.org and feedingtomorrow.org.

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