Student Scholarship Program
(PSIFT) gives scholarship and travel awards to Washington students who
are studying food sciences and food industry programs. It is the mission
of IFT to advance the science and technology of food through the exchange
We are dedicated to supporting the future of the food industry and believe
in providing assistance to the next generation of food professionals.
Proceeds from our activities and fund raisers go to support this program.
PSIFT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (and we have the documents
to prove it). If you or your company would like to donate directly to the
scholarship program please see below.
Donate to the Scholarship Fund
is appreciated and will go directly to the scholarship fund. You choose the
amount you wish to contribute and select the payment method.
Credit Card payments can be made by clicking on the donate button and
following the directions.
Check payments can be made payable to PSIFT Scholarship and sent to:
Apply for a 2012 Scholarship Award
Scholastic Achievement Award
This award is to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement and exceptional contributions to the food industry: Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students
Outstanding Student Award
This award is to recognize a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in multiple areas: academic achievement, ability to communicate and work well with others, support and participation in school and extracurricular activities, creativity, good problem solver, dependable, and committed to the field of food science.
This award is used to assist students traveling to a professional meeting, such as the Annual National IFT Meeting, and presenting a paper or poster session.
Basis of Eligibility
These awards are designated for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a science-based program and focused on a career in the food industry. The awards consist of a scholarship recognition at the annual Awards Night dinner in May and a framed certificate. The students must attend the Awards Night dinner to receive the full scholarship amount.Except in special cases, students should not receive both the Scholastic Achievement Award and Outstanding Student Award in the same year. Students may be nominated for any of these three awards by fellow students and/or faculty, or nominate themselves.
To enter, complete the application form. Type or legibly print the applicant’s full name and address, and clearly indicate the Achievement Award in which he or she is to be considered. Please note that a candidate may be entered in only one category.
The Scholarships and the
Maria Soto Ph.D. Food Science
Luis Castro Ph.D. Food Science
Mikaela Easter Food Science (Junior)
Ande Flower AAS Culinary Arts (Sophomore)
- IFT Annual Meeting Graduate level
Poster - IFT Annual Meeting
(see competition results)
Poster - IFT Annual Meeting
IFT Student Oral Professional Development Finalist
- Microwave Power Symposium Graduate level
Allan - IFTSA Product Development Competition
(see project results)