Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.
Some of the main objectives this foundation focuses on:
Directly support job-related challenges with fast and simple problem solving tools, resources
- The necessary skill building and onboarding solutions for new hires within product, package and processing systems.
- All new workers are addressed and given the right resources to quickly identify and solve technical hurdles (if they pop up).
- All individuals connected to this foundation plus the stuednts who are awarded a scholarship will receive connections and networks for mentorship, expertise, and career collaborations.
- First and foremost, thoughtful leadership and executive connections on topics that impact industry, science sustainability, and global supply issues.
- Students can expect to research inclusive culture that supports discovery and solution-based science.
- Available venues for industry to share innovations with investors, suppliers, buyers and developers.
- All possible commercial connections for buyers and sellers of solutions for product development.
- Everyone receives the viable opportunities to showcase new information, research, innovation and trends that is associated with their progressive work.
- All individuals who work with the company will quickly and easily be able to access food-technology, food-tools, and systems that enable problem-solving knowledge and information.
Nearly all of the partnering companies that work with Feeding Tomorrow have the same mission, which is too invest more research towards food technologies. This to help improve the globe as a whole and to possibly end world hunger as we know it. There are a list of partnered companies available on the foundation’s website.
In the 2020 – 2021 annual report, the foundation had well over tripled their donation list from new individuals and companies.
- This scholarship solely focuses on first-year students.
- Students mus have a 3.0. grade point average and it must have not faltered below 3.0. for an entire year before they apply for this scholarship. That is a 3.0. on the United States grade point average grading scale. This is considered the overall GPA with 4.0. being the highest and 1.0. being the lowest.
- Any applicants applying for this scholarship must be studying food science to be considered.
- The applicant must be enrolling as a full-time individual. That means a student attending all on-site campus classes for 7-8 hours a day, five days a week.
- There may be additional things needed (such as test scores, English proficiency tests if an international student) which will be stated by admissions via e-mail or phone call.
- As an undergraduate, that student should be enrolled in the IFT-approved undergraduate program.
The typical requirements are listed in the eligible section. However, it should be mentioned that applicants should understand what is involved in acquiring a student visa. That is a huge step to securing a spot as a student studying in the United States. Students who need to acquire a student visa, first have to apply to a United States accredited college and receive an acceptance letter. Afterwards, that student must combine all of their legal and important information.
This important and legal information will be sent to immigration to produce a student visa. Student visa’s typically have a waiting time, so all applicants should check on a weekly basis what the update is on their visa (if that student has not received their visa yet).
How to Apply
First off, all applicants must already be committed to a university or institution for the full 4-year residence needed to qualify for this scholarship. That is, the university must be an accredited college in the United States.
International students are very welcome to apply if they so wish to do so. They will need quite a bit of information to present to the admissions of the college they have chosen to attend in the United States. For this foundation scholarship, international students will need to show that they do have student visa acquired. Preferably they must already be in the United States attending their accredited college.
Applicants can figure out if they attend an accredited university if they simply contact the admissions office of the college they attend and ask if they would accept this foundations scholarship. If so, it’s accredited. If not, students will have to find a different foundation scholarship that will be accepted.
Reward – Extra Benefits
This first-year scholarship is a full coverage 4-year scholarship. That means all tuition would be completely waived and covered. The student would not need to produce any funds to pay tuition their entire 4-year college career, if they awarded this scholarship.
However, this scholarship only covers tuition. Not covered:
- Room and board
- Living monthly expenses
- Daily expenses
- Textbook fees
- Equipment fees
- Student visa fees
- Application fee
This First-Year deadline begins on February 1, 2022 and closes on May 31, 2022. So applicants are given 3 months to apply for this scholarship.
All applicants should check the main website that is given on this page to the necessary foundation who gives out the scholarship. They can update any students on any scholarship deadline or open window submission changes, delays, or extensions if given.
Open Window Submission Time Frame
The open submission time frame is from February 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022. This is only a 3-month window for students to submit all of the necessary requirement guidelines, if a student is unsure about what they must submit in with their application, they should contact the number listed on this page.
This is an annual scholarship that picks a handful of applicants each year to become recipients.
Without a doubt all applicants should double check that they have sent it everything and filled out the scholarship application that is provided through the foundations online portal without leaving any blanks. Leaving blanks will automatically count towards an incomplete application which means, it will be tossed and the panel of judges will not look at that application.