FEB 9, 2021

COME TO OUR

SUPPLIERS NIGHT EXPO

IN ORLANDO

 

TO SEE STUDENTS RECEIVE

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

Richard F. Matthews
Memorial
Graduate Scholarship

$1,000

Honoring former FSHN faculty member who retired in the 1990s. Dr. Matthews was an active member of IFT and supported Florida’s citrus industry through his extension program. The scholarship in his name recognizes outstanding academic and research accomplishments as well as professional potential.

IFT Florida awards this scholarship to a Graduate Student majoring in food science. Applicants are measured by scholarship, professional potential, and financial need, and must be members of Florida Section IFT. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

Dr. Ronald H. Schmidt
Professional Service
Graduate Scholarship

$1,500

Honoring Dr. Ron Schmidt and his many contributions to IFT Florida. Faculty and professor Emeritus since 1974, he built an active research, teaching and extension program in dairy food and technology, and for many years volunteered to coach the FSHN Dairy Judging and College Bowl.

This scholarship rewards a Graduate Student majoring in food science. It is designed to recognize a student whose extensive professional and leadership activities have benefited FT Florida, the FSHN Department, and/or other professional organizations.
Applicants must be members of IFT Florida, and priority will be given to students who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

Robert P. Bates
Graduate Scholarship

$1,000

Dr. Bob Bates found food science while doing odd jobs for Dr. Sam Goldblith in the MIT Food Technology Department in 1955. He later earned his BS & PhD in Food Technology from MIT, and has long been a champion of IFT and of Food Science students. He joined the UF FSHN faculty in 1967, and has been Professor Emeritus since his 2004 retirement.

IFT Florida awards this scholarship to a Graduate Student majoring in food science. Applicants are measured by scholarship, professional potential, and financial need, and must be members of IFT Florida. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

IFT Florida

Innovation Awards

$1,000

each

These awards seek to recognize graduate students who are actively generating new concepts in food science or human nutrition; who have demonstrated high levels of scientific creativity; and/or whose research may have far-reaching and positive effects on both individual people and the profession as a whole. Applicants must be graduate students in food science or human nutrition or a related field, and priority will be given to students who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers’ Night.

Neha P. Patel Memorial Travel Grants

$500

each

In memory of Neha Patel, these travel grants recognize her many years of service to IFT Florida and FSHN. Neha was a graduate of FSHN, a Registered Dietitian, and a long-time volunteer. She served on the IFT Florida Executive Board from 2009 until her untimely death in 2012, and is remembered as a dedicated and enthusiastic champion of this chapter.

$500 Travel Grants are awarded to deserving students who present their research at regional or national professional meetings. Applicants are judged on the basis of their research proposal and financial need. Priority will be given to students presenting at the IFT National, and to students who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

Grady W Chism, Jr
Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

This scholarship recognizes the contributions of Grady Chism, Jr. to Florida’s food industry and to IFT. His son, Dr. Grady Chism III, earned his B.S. degree from FSHN and is a Professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology at Ohio State University.

IFT Florida awards this scholarship to an undergraduate majoring in food science. Applicants must attend school full-time, and will be reviewed for qualities of scholarship, leadership, participation in a student or regional chapter of the IFT (e.g., UF FSHN Club), and motivation toward a career in food science. Priority will be given to students with a minimum 3.00 GPA who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers’ Night.

 Raymond A Dennison
Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

In recognition of Raymond A. Dennison, IFT Florida awards this scholarship an undergraduate majoring in food science or human nutrition. Applicants must attend school full-time, and will be reviewed for qualities of scholarship, leadership, participation in a student or regional chapter of IFT (e.g., UF FSHN Club), and motivation toward a career in food science or human nutrition. Priority will be given to students with a minimum 3.00 GPA who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers’ Night.

  Albert "Sandy" J. Sanders

Scholarship

$1,000

In recognition of Albert "Sandy" J. Sanders, IFT Florida awards this scholarship an undergraduate majoring in food science or human nutrition. Applicants must attend school full-time, and will be reviewed for qualities of scholarship, leadership, participation in a student or regional chapter of IFT (e.g., UF FSHN Club), and motivation toward a career in food science or human nutrition. Priority will be given to students with a minimum 3.00 GPA who have demonstrated dedicated and ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers’ Night.

FIU Hospitality & Food Award

$1,000

This scholarship is awarded to one FIU, Florida International University, Student from the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management. IFT Florida recognizes the special relationship with FIU, and FIU's continued growth in the food science arena with their Food Incubator Lab, their Food Startup Program for entrepreneurs and more! 

Janna Underhill
Undergraduate Scholarship

$1,000

Janna served the FSHN student for over 10 years as the undergraduate student advisor. Many of our students knew Janna for her passion and commitment for FSHN and it’s students. During her tenure in the department, Janna established connections within the industry, and she maintained close relationships with the FSHN alumni.  She developed a strong foundation for both current and former students to network with the industry, participate in internship experiences, and receive job opportunities upon graduation.  Janna continues to support the department by serving on the FSHN External Advisory Board, and the department is grateful for her service.

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