Student Scholarships


NYIFT STUDENT NIGHT & POSTER PRESENTATIONS 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023
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Poster Presentations & Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The New York Institute of Food Technologists (NYIFT) is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Student Awards Program. The NYIFT along with its Central New Jersey subsection will again sponsor scholarship awards at the local level and through the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Additionally, a Poster Competition for exhibit at Student Night and at the Annual Suppliers Day will be held. These awards represent the NYIFT’s commitment to the growth of up and coming Food Scientists. The programs are outlined below

We’d 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. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol BoNey, Awards Committee Chair at dboneysr@aol.com.

IFT SCHOLARSHIPS
IFT’s foundation, Feeding Tomorrow, offers a variety of academic tuition scholarships for freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students. Feeding Tomorrow is committed to actively addressing barriers to access to education and science, especially for those who have been impacted the most by food inequity. Information for these scholarships can be found at https://www.ift.org/community/students/scholarships.


SCHOLARSHIP FOR A DEPENDENT OF NYIFT MEMBER
The NYIFT awards one scholarship ($1,500) 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 9, 2023.
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 23, 2023                      FILING DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
Completed applications are to be converted into a SINGLE PDF and sent to Ms. Debbie Koch (dmarion@sebs.rutgers.edu), Room 107, Food Science Bldg., Rutgers University, no later than January 23, 2023.  Applications filed after the deadline will not be considered.

January 27, 2023   Scholarship Interviews and Judging (If inclement weather, judging will take place on February 3)

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 at “Student Night” on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Previous recipients are encouraged to continue their participation.


POSTER COMPETITION – Deadline: February 13, 2023
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 ($750 – first place, $500 – second place and $400 – third place) will be presented to the top three presenters at Student Night on Thursday, February 23, 2023.  All students participating in the Poster presentation at the February meeting are invited to attend the dinner that follows, free of charge.

Filing deadline for the poster abstracts is February 13, 2023.  Applications with Abstracts must be emailed as a SINGLE PDF and sent to Ms. Debbie Koch (dmarion@sebs.rutgers.edu), Room 107, Food Science Bldg., Rutgers University, no later than February 13, 2023.  Poster Judging will be held on the afternoon of Student Night (February 23).

New This Year! This year, all those who submit a Poster, will have the opportunity to exhibit their poster at the NYIFT Suppliers Day on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ

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


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.

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