Student Scholarships


NYIFT Board Offers Students Grant for IFT Registration Fee

Open to All Students – Members and Nonmembers!

In place of the travel grant that is traditionally awarded to students each year, this year the NYIFT Board has once again agreed to reimburse students the registration fees for participation in the IFT’s virtual Annual Meeting & Expo (“FIRST”).

Per IFT guidelines, Member and Nonmember Students may register for FIRST for $15 per student. You do not need to be an IFT member, as long as you are a student you qualify to receive that rate. The NYIFT Board has approved funds for this purpose.

To that extent, NYIFT encourages you to attend the IFT’s digital event “FIRST”. NYIFT is committed to helping the students during these uncertain times. In order to qualify for the reimbursement/grant, you will need to forward your receipt to NYIFT at nyiftoffice@optonline.net. Please complete the following application by MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021. IFT AI-Digital event is being held from July 19-21, 2021.

Important Note:  Those students who are getting their registrations covered by another means should not apply for this grant. Reimbursement will be on a first-come first-served basis.

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STUDENT NIGHT & POSTER PRESENTATIONS 2021

February 2022


Poster Presentations & Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The New York Institute of Food Technologists (NYIFT) is proud to announce its 2020-2021 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.

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 8, 2021.  The award will be presented at the NYIFT Virtual Meeting on January 26, 2021.
Download NYIFT Dependent Scholarship Application


NYIFT SCHOLARSHIPS
The NYIFT Scholarship Program will seek to award three  Graduate Scholarships at $1,500 each and two (2) Undergraduate Scholarships at $1,000 each.
Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – pdf
Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – Word Document

Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – pdf
Download GRADUATE Scholarship Application – Word Document

The Program plan is as follows:

January 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 2022.  Applications filed after the deadline will not be considered.

January 2022   Sign up for interview time (please see Ms. Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office)
January 2022   Scholarship Interviews and Judging

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 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 10, 2021.

Additionally, new for this year, is the TEAM Award.  The TEAM Award will recognize up to 3 students who have led a product development team in a recent (2020-2021) product development competition (e.g., IFT Product Development, Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development, Developing Solutions for Developing Countries, or similar competition).  Up to 3 students can submit a poster for this competition, and all applicants must participate in the preparation of the poster and its presentation to the committee.  The winners will share the award and cash prize of $300.  Undergraduate Students are strongly encouraged to apply!

Filing deadline for the poster abstracts is February 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

Following is a time line for the Poster Competition:

February 1, 2021 – 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 February 2022.  Please sign up for poster judging time (please see Ms. Debbie Koch, Dept. of Food Science Office)

February 2022  Poster Judging conducted virtually via Zoom.


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.