CHICAGO – February 2, 2023 – The Feeding Tomorrow Fund of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that applications are now open for more than 40 undergraduate scholarships and 25 graduate scholarships. The Feeding Tomorrow Fund of IFT encourages, promotes, and rewards the excellence of students pursuing careers in the science of food through various efforts including a variety of academic tuition scholarships.

New this year, the Feeding Tomorrow Fund will offer scholarship awards for students with specific criteria such as greatest financial need, those transferring from a community college, and first-generational college enrollment. The Gateway Program scholarship awards will also continue this year, which removes the restriction that students must attend IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) approved programs.

“Through the Feeding Tomorrow Fund, IFT raises awareness and interest in the science of food as a career path and builds a diverse pipeline of new talent to meet the food challenges of today and in the future. The academic scholarships awarded by the Feeding Tomorrow Fund is an important way we are celebrating and supporting those future food-science leaders and expanding IFT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Feeding Tomorrow Fund Executive Director Kate Dockins.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the science of food profession, which can include, but is not limited to, membership in IFT. Student members receive access to a variety of tools that will help them on their science of food journeys, including being able to download the recently released Compensation & Career Path Report free of charge. The report features comprehensive data on the compensation and career trends of professionals for a range of job titles and functions across multiple segments of the food industry, academia, government, and nonprofits.

The application deadline for both undergraduate and graduate scholarships is April 14, 2023. The first-year (freshman) application opens on February 8, 2023, and will close on June 15, 2023.

To learn more about these scholarship opportunities, please visit Interested students may also email International Scholarship and Tuition Services at [email protected] or IFT at [email protected] to learn more about the application process.

About Institute of Food Technologists
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of approximately 12,000 individual members from more than 100 countries 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. IFT works to ensure that its members have the resources they need to learn, grow and advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. IFT believes 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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