The New York Institute of Food Technologists (NYIFT) is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Students Awards Program.  The NYIFT with its Central New Jersey subsection will again sponsor scholarship awards at the local level and through the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  In addition, a Poster Competition for exhibit at Student Night will also be held.  These awards represent the NYIFT's commitment to the growth of up and coming Food Scientists.  These programs are outlined below:

IFT Scholarships

The NYIFT sponsors one Graduate ($1,500) and two Undergraduate ($1,000 each) IFT Scholarships.

1. NYIFT Scholarships

The NYIFT Scholarship Program will seek to award three Graduate Scholarships at $1,500 each and two Undergraduate Scholarships at $1,000 each.

The Program plan is as follows:

December 9, 2014

Scholarship Application forms available to students.

January 13, 2015

Completed applications are to be converted to PDF and sent to Debbie Koch by email. NO LATER THAN January 13, 2015.

Dec. 15 2014 -Jan. 22, 2015

Sign up for interview time (please see Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office)

January 24, 2015

Scholarship Interviews and Judging

January 31, 2015

Alternate date for Scholarship Interviews and Judging (contingent on weather)

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, the perspective student must: 

      1. have a GPA of 3.0 or better 
      2. be enrolled in an IFT accredited Food Science Program
      3. have paid his/her NYIFT membership dues for 2013-2014

The Scholarships are awarded to those academically qualified students who are selected by the Awards Committee following personal interviews.  Awards will be presented at "Student Night" at the NYIFT February 12, 2014 meeting, and recipients attend as guests of NYIFT. 

Previous recipients are encouraged to continue their participation.

2. Poster Competition

As part of the "Student Night" Program, interested students are encouraged to present their research.  Poster presentations will be judged by the Awards Committee prior to Student Night. Monetary awards ($500 - first place, $300 - secondary place and $200 - third place) will be presented to the top three presenters at the Student Night Meeting on February 12, 2014.  All students participating in the Poster presentation at the February meeting are invited to attend the dinner that follows, free of charge.

Following is a tentative time line for the Poster Competition:

January 27, 2015

Abstracts must be emailed as a PDF to Debbie Koch (Dept. of Food Science) NO LATER THAN JANUARY 27, 2015
Please sign up for poster judging time (please see Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office)

February 7, 2015

Poster Judging (afternoon before dinner meeting)

All reasonable material costs associated with preparation of the posters will be borne by the NYIFT.  Reimbursement of expenses will be handled through the Food Science Club.  Receipts for poster supplies are required.

3.   Scholarship for a Dependent of NYIFT Member

The NYIFT awards one scholarship to a dependent of a NYIFT or CNJIFT member. Applications must be post-marked by the deadline on February 27, 2015. We'd like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in these programs and wish those who do GOOD LUCK!

These scholarships are only a small part of what the NYIFT and its Central New Jersey subsection have to offer.  To gain a better understanding about the Food Industry and to meet professionals involved in the industry, all you have to do is to attend the monthly meetings.  The cost to you is your time and a nominal (subsidized) cost for your meal.  The rewards are truly immeasurable!  We hope to see you at meetings.

Juliana Canale
Awards Committee

 cc:   Awards Committee               

Completed forms with all the required attachments can be submitted to:

Debbie Koch
Dept. of Food Science
Room 107 - Food Science Bldg.
E-mail: Koch@aesop.rutgers.edu

Other Inquiries:
Beverly J. Tepper, Ph.D.                     
NY-IFT Relations Committee
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University
65 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Tel: 732-932-9611 x 221
E-mail: Tepper@aesop.rutgers.edu

Application forms:
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Dependents of members