Application Criteria

To be selected for a scholarship you must:
  1. Be a student member of IFT: https://www.ift.org/membership/membership-types/student
  2. Be a US citizen or Green Card holder - this is a requirement
  3. Be pursuing a degree in Food Science or Food Science related area (Dairy Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Food Safety, Engineering, etc.)
  4. Be attending school within the Chicago Section IFT boundaries or have a permanent address within the same boundaries (Applicable regions include the following zip codes: 60000-61999, 62300-62399, 62500-62799, 46300-46499)
  5. Supply contact information (name, phone numbers, and e-mails) for two references.  References must be a professor, instructor, teacher, advisor, or supervisor.
  6. Provide an unofficial school transcript

Additional Benefit to Recipients.  Recipients have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program during the fall of 2024.  Mentors will represent the different careers in the food industry.

Directions:
  1. Send your unofficial transcript to scholarship@chicagofoodscience.org
  2. Download application questions: Download
  3. Send reference link to your 2 references. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZQT8CP
If you have questions or need assistance, email scholarship@chicagofoodscience.org or call 630-916-4960.

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* 1. Personal Information

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* 2. Your Address While at School

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* 3. Are you a US Citizen or Green Card Holder?  This is a requirement.

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* 4. Will you be a full-time or part-time student for the school year August 2024-May 2025?

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* 5. What year in college will you be in the school year August 2024-May 2025?

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* 6. What month and year do you expect to graduate?

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* 7. Institution Information

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