Student Scholarships


NYIFT STUDENT NIGHT & POSTER PRESENTATIONS 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022


Poster Presentations & Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The New York Institute of Food Technologists (NYIFT) is proud to announce its 2021-2022 Students Awards Program.  NYIFT with its Central New Jersey subsection will again sponsor scholarship awards at the section level and through the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  In addition, a Poster Competition will be held in conjunction with Student Night.  These awards represent the NYIFT’s commitment to the growth of up and coming Food Scientists.  These programs are outlined below:

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in these programs and wish those who do GOOD LUCK!

These scholarships are only a small part of what the NYIFT and its Central New Jersey subsection have to offer.  To gain a better understanding about the FOOD Industry and to meet professionals involved in the industry, all you have to do is attend the monthly meetings.  The cost to you is your time and a nominal (subsidized) cost for your meal.  The rewards are truly immeasurable!  We hope to see you at meetings.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Boney, Awards Committee Chair at dboneysr@aol.com.

IFT SCHOLARSHIPS
The NYIFT sponsors one Graduate ($1,500) and two Undergraduate ($1,000 each) IFT Scholarships.  Information for these scholarships can be found at https://nyift.org/student-scholarships/.


SCHOLARSHIP FOR A DEPENDENT OF NYIFT MEMBER
The NYIFT awards one scholarship to a dependent of an NYIFT member.  The student must be a Senior in high school or a student at a College/University/Institution pursuing a career in the food industry.  Applications must be received by the deadline of January 10, 2022.  The award will be presented at the NYIFT Student Night on February 9, 2022.
Download NYIFT Dependent Scholarship Application  – pdf
Download NYIFT Dependent Scholarship Application  -Word Document


NYIFT SCHOLARSHIPS
The NYIFT Scholarship Program will seek to award six Scholarships (Graduate Scholarships are $2,000 each and Undergraduate Scholarships are $1,500 each). See deadlines below.
Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – pdf
Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – Word Document

Download UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship Application – pdf
Download UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship Application – Word Document

The Program plan is as follows:

January 10, 2022                      FILING DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
Completed applications are to be converted to PDF and sent to Ms. Debbie Koch (dmarion@sebs.rutgers.edu), Room 107, Food Science Bldg., Rutgers University, no later than January 10, 2022.  Applications filed after the deadline will not be considered.**Note to Students: Approval for virtual judging must be obtained in advance. **

January 14, 2022   Sign up for interview time (please see Ms. Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office).
January 21, 2022   Scholarship Interviews and Judging (If inclement weather, judging will take place on January 28)

To be eligible for one of these scholarships:

  1. The candidate must be a student at the time of the application
  2. Candidate must have paid his/her IFT and NY Section membership dues for that year
  3. Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  4. Candidate must be majoring or completing courses in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Culinology, or Culinary Arts at a college or higher level.
  5. Candidate must be enrolled in an IFT accredited Food Science Program
  6. Candidate applying for the Dependent Scholarship must have a parent who is an IFT and NYIFT Member 

The Scholarships are awarded to those academically qualified students who are selected by the Awards Committee following personal interviews.  Awards will be presented virtually during “Student Night” on February 9, 2022 meeting.

Previous recipients are encouraged to continue their participation.


POSTER COMPETITION
As part of the “Student Night” Program, interested students are encouraged to present their research.  Poster presentations will be judged by the Awards Committee prior to Student Night.  Monetary awards ($500 – first place, $300 – secondary place and $200 – third place) will be presented to the top three presenters at the Virtual Student Night Meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Filing deadline for the poster abstracts is January 31, 2022.  Poster judging will be held prior to Student Night.

All reasonable material costs associated with preparation of the posters will be reimbursed by the NYIFT.  Reimbursement of expenses will be handled through the Food Science Club.  Receipts for poster supplies are required.

Download NYIFT Poster Competition Application– PDF Version
Download NYIFT Poster Competition Application – Word Document

Download NYIFT TEAM Poster Competition Application– PDF Version
Download NYIFT TEAM Poster Competition Application – Word Document

*We will provide final details for Team Poster Competition shortly*

Following is a time line for the Poster Competition:

January 31, 2022 – FILING DEADLINE FOR THE POSTER ABSTRACTS
Abstracts must be emailed as a PDF and sent to Ms. Debbie Koch (dmarion@sebs.rutgers.edu), Room 107, Food Science Bldg., Rutgers University, no later than January 31, 2022.  Please sign up for poster judging time (please see Ms. Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office)

February 9, 2022  Poster Judging conducted.

 

TEAM AWARD – Details are being worked on. Please come back shortly for specifics


We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in these programs and wish those who do GOOD LUCK!

These scholarships are only a small part of what the NYIFT and its Central New Jersey subsection have to offer.  To gain a better understanding about the Food Industry and to meet professionals involved in the industry, all you have to do is to attend the monthly meetings.  The cost to you is your time and a nominal (subsidized) cost for your meal.  The rewards are truly immeasurable!  We hope to see you at meetings.