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Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2022 3:00 pm CT

Feeding Tomorrow has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education by pursuing a MS or PhD degree in food science or other related fields as specified.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

IFT Scholarship Tip Sheet

Applicants to the Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Plan to enroll full-time or part-time as an MS or Ph.D. student pursuing a degree in science of food
    at any accredited or bonafide* college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.
    *Colleges/Universities outside the U.S. are considered bonafide if they have a student population, a defined curriculum, faculty, and campus.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate commitment in the science of food profession, such as, but not limited to IFT membership.

Awards:

Each scholarship has its own criteria and award allocations. You are advised to read through the Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarships on the next tab for each program before registering and completing the shared application.

The shared application includes questions that will be used to determine your eligibility for each of the Graduate Scholarships administered by Scholarship America. By completing the shared application you will be considered for each of the scholarships for which you are eligible.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Feeding Tomorrow. The Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship Program awards tuition scholarships only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, home responsibilities,  commitment to the science of food, statements regarding the applicant’s area of focus in food science or related field as specified and its impact on the food industry/food system. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Feeding Tomorrow play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Feeding Tomorrow General Graduate Scholarships

  1. Feeding Tomorrow General Graduate Scholarships
    • The authorized distribution for new awards and award amounts will be determined annually prior to the start of the application cycle and is dependent on the budget for that program year.
    • Estimated $23,000. (9 @ $2,000 each and 1 @$5,000 – to the top ranking student)
  2. IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration PhD Degree Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $5,000. Up to 1 award of $5,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a graduate student pursuing a PhD in sensory and consumer science, psychology, neuroscience, statistics, or data science AND Leading graduate research with sensory and/or consumer science focus
  3. IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration MS Degree Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a graduate student pursuing an MS in sensory and consumer science, psychology, neuroscience, statistics, or data science AND Leading graduate research with sensory and/or consumer science focus
  4. Mike Jimenez Scholarship Sponsored by the IFT International Division
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a graduate student (MS or PhD) studying food science, with a focus in food security, global development, or nutrition in the developing world.
  5. Dr. Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $4,000. Up to 2 awards of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a full-time degree program pursuing a graduate degree in the science of food with interests in the area of food ingredient safety or flavor science
    • Applicants must be a first year graduate student
  6. Edlong Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a graduate student pursuing a degree specifically related to the industry, including but not limited to, food science, food engineering, or food technology as it relates to dairy flavors or dairy science
  7. Gerber Foundation Endowment in Pediatric Nutrition
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $6,000. Up to 2 awards of $3,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be pursuing an MS or PhD degree in food science with an interest in pediatric nutrition.
  8. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists PhD Degree Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a Ph.D. student studying food science, food engineering, or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.
  9. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists MS Degree Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be pursuing an MS degree studying food science, food engineering, or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Feeding Tomorrow has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!