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Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 2, 2020 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.

This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

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 PhD student pursuing a degree in science of food at an accredited college or university for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • 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.

Award information:

Each scholarship has its own criteria and award allocations. You are advised to read through the Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarships 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.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Commitment to the science of food
  • Statements regarding the applicant’s area of focus in food science and its impact on the food industry/food system
  • An outside recommendation

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. Education Extension and Outreach Division Scholarship

  • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 each will be granted.
  • Recipient must be an MS or PhD student who is studying food science with a concentration on education, extension, or outreach as indicated by creativity, innovation, and extent of participation. Examples include participation in K-12 outreach education, curriculum development, creative development of teaching tools, and other educational leadership.

3. 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 PhD student conducting research focused on food sensory and consumer science.

4. IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration MS 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 first or second-year graduate student pursuing an MS in sensory and consumer science.

5. Mike Jimenez Scholarship Sponsored by the IFT International Division

  • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 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.

6. 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.
  • Recipient must be an MS or PhD student with interests in the area of food/food ingredient safety or flavor science.
  • Recipient must be a first year graduate student.

7. 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 pursuing an MS or PhD degree in food science with an emphasis on dairy flavors and/or dairy science.

8. 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.

9.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.

10. 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 document:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken

Also, as part of your application, one online recommendation must be completed on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on March 5, 2020.

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

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