2018 Scholarship Donors - Institute of Food Technologists Iowa Section

2018 Scholarship Donors

Scholarship Donor Request

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Iowa Section was organized in 1947 with the first official meeting held on April 18th, 1952 on Iowa State University campus.  The mission of the Iowa Section is to provide education and networking opportunities for the Iowa Food Science community.  One essential element of the Iowa Section is undergraduate and graduate student involvement.   At each meeting, we specifically have activities to encourage interaction between the food industry and the students.  For the past two Supplier Nights, held every other year in the spring, students have teamed with companies for a Culinary Challenge in which teams develop a new product for Iowa Section members to vote on their favorite.  Additionally, each spring the Iowa Section hosts a Student Night to honor our student’s achievements.


Each year, the Iowa Section IFT has provided scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have shown excellence in the classroom, research, and food industry involvement.  This year, we are asking all applicants of the scholarships to explain how the money will advance the food industry.  Recipients will be required to provide the Iowa Section of IFT an update at the next year’s meeting on what they have done for the food industry.  This year’s student night will be held in conjunction with our section meeting on November 15th, 2018.


We have had great support in the past and greatly appreciate the generosity of our members and company sponsors.  Last year we were able to provide six scholarships to deserving students. These scholarships have ranged from $250 to $500 through industry and member sponsorships.  We would like to continue to offer the sponsors of the Iowa Food Industry scholarships an opportunity to interact more with the student recipients of that scholarship.  The student scholarships will be presented at the November 8th, 2018 Iowa Section IFT meeting. We will provide the students with your information and ask them to work with you.  This interaction could be a tour of your facility, a shadow day with a scientist, or simply a news release of what the scholarship means to them.  Would you or your company be willing to sponsor or donate to one of the Iowa Food Industry Scholarships?


If your company would like to donate money for an industry scholarship, please let us know, or provide us with a name of a contact person.  Our goal is to have our scholarship donors determined by October 26th, 2018 if possible.


Thank you for your support.


Iowa Section IFT Executive Board


Contact Information

Krista Gent ǀ Grain Processing Corporation ǀ (319) 461-9691 ǀ krista.gent@grainprocessing.com

Laura Klein (Weigel) ǀ Aerotek ǀ (515) 657-5436ǀ lweigel@areotek.com

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