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Next Deadline:
JAN 10, 2025

Students Receive Scholarships Presented at

SUPPLIERS NIGHT EXPO

IN ORLANDO

SCHOLARSHIPS

scholarships

Florida Food Products
Undergraduate Scholarship


$2,000

As part of their ongoing support of the Florida Food industry, Florida Food Products (FFP) offers this $1,500 annual scholarship to an undergraduate student studying food science, food engineering, human nutrition, or culinology at a Florida University.

Florida Food Products
Graduate Scholarship


$1,500

As part of their ongoing support of the Florida Food industry, Florida Food Products (FFP) offers this $2,000 annual scholarship for a graduate student doing research in areas such as food microbiology, phytonutrients, food protection, food process engineering, etc.

Richard F. Matthews
Memorial Graduate Scholarship


$1,500

*TWO Available
Sponsored by BARENTZ

Barentz North America proudly sponsors this award honoring former UF Food Science faculty member, Dr. Richard F. Matthews, an active IFT member who supported Florida’s citrus industry through his extension program. This scholarship 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, financial need, and participation in IFT Florida. Priority is given to students who demonstrate ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

Robert P. Bates
Graduate Scholarship


$1,500

*TWO Available
Sponsored by BELL FLAVORS

Bell Flavors & Fragrances generously sponsors this scholarship. Dr. Robert 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.

 

Available to a Graduate Student majoring in food science. Applicants measured by scholarship, professional potential, financial need, and must be IFT Florida members. Priority is given to students who demonstrate ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

Dr. Ronald H. Schmidt
Professional Service

Graduate Level

Memorial Scholarship

$1,500

*TWO Available

This Scholarship in memory of 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 many years as volunteer coach of FSHN Dairy Judging & College Bowl.

Available to a Graduate Student majoring in food science, recognizing a student whose extensive professional & leadership activities have benefited IFT Florida, the FSHN Department, and/or other professional organizations.
Applicants must be IFT Florida members, with priority given to students who demonstrate ongoing service to IFT Florida activities, including Suppliers Night.

IFT Florida
Innovation Awards

$1,000
each

*TWO Available

Awarding 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.

 Raymond A Dennison
Memorial Scholarship


$1,500

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

$1,500

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 is given to students with a 3+ GPA, and dedication & ongoing service to IFT Florida activities.

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


$1,500

Janna served the FSHN students for 10+ years as the undergrad advisor. Many students know Janna for her commitment & passion for FSHN and the students. During Janna's tenure she established industry connections, 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.

Grady W. Chism Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

$1,000

This $1,000 scholarship recognizes the contributions of Grady Chism, Jr. to Florida’s
food industry and to IFT

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