CHICAGO – Dec. 15, 2021 – Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), today announced that applications are now open for more than 30 undergraduate scholarships and more than 20 graduate scholarship opportunities. Founded in 1985, Feeding Tomorrow encourages, promotes, and rewards the excellence of students pursuing food science careers through various efforts including a variety of academic tuition scholarships.

New this year, undergraduate scholarship applicants are no longer restricted to attending IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) approved programs for 14 new scholarships. Feeding Tomorrow is also implementing application process improvements.

“As an organization, we are committed to actively addressing barriers to education, especially for those who are most impacted by food inequity. Without this, we cannot fulfill our mission of inspiring food scientists to feed a growing and diverse population,” said Feeding Tomorrow Chair Brenda Knapp-Polzin. “With this commitment in mind, the Feeding Tomorrow Board of Trustees voted in support of updates to the academic scholarship program, including the introduction of extended scholarship eligibility.”

The application deadline for both undergraduate and graduate scholarships is March 1, 2022. To learn more about these scholarship opportunities, please visit:

About the Institute of Food Technologists
IFT is a global organization of approximately 12,000 individual members, in 95 countries, who are committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world's greatest food challenges. Our organization works to ensure that our members have the resources they need to learn, grow, and advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. We believe that science is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all. For more information, please visit

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