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Feeding Tomorrow Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Feeding Tomorrow has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education by pursuing an undergraduate 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. 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

IFT Scholarship Tip Sheet

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

  • Plan to enroll full-time or part-time as a rising sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree in science of food or related field as specified for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Please note that for specified scholarship awards applicants must attend an IFT HERB approved university. Applicants for Gateway scholarships may attend any accredited U.S. or bonafide international four-year college or university.
    *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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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, and statements regarding the applicant’s area of focus in food science 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 Undergraduate Scholarships

  1. Feeding Tomorrow General Undergraduate 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 $18,500. (9 @ $1,500 and 1 @ $5,000 – to the top ranking student)
  2. IFT Food Engineering Division Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in food science, biological and agricultural engineering (or similar) with a focus in food process engineering
  3. John and Irene Powers Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 will be granted.
  4. Dr. Ann C. Hollingsworth Student Leadership Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must be a student leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership at their university and the IFT student association, along with a passion for student advocacy, IFT, and their chosen profession.
  5. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists- Irving Pflug Memorial Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must be studying food science, food engineering, or food microbiology as it relates to food preservation.
  6. Edlong Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must be an undergraduate 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. Barbara B. Keenan Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1,500 will be granted.
  8. McCormick & Company Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 will be granted.
  9. Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $3,000. Up to 2 awards of $1,500 each will be granted.
    • Recipient must be studying food science, nutrition, agricultural engineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, dairy science, food chemistry, food engineering, food packaging, non-thermal processing or related discipline.
  10. Gateway Scholarship 
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is estimated $15,000. Up to 10 award of $1,500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must attend a university or college not included in the IFT-Approved school list.
  11. IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Scholarship 
    • The authorized distribution amount is $1,500. Up to 1 award of $1500 will be granted.
    • Recipient must be pursuing a bachelors degree in food science, psychology, neuroscience, statistics, or data science and demonstrated commitment to sensory and/or consumer science.
  12. Arthur Schramm Scholarship
    • The authorized distribution for new awards is $2,000. Up to 1 award of $2,000 will be granted.

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

  • 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 documents are submitted electronically.

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