2019 Scholarship Donors - Institute of Food Technologists Iowa Section

2019 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 example, at previous Suppliers’ Nights, 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 year 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.  We ask all applicants of the scholarships to explain how the money will advance the food industry. This year’s student night will be held on November 21st at our meeting hosted in Ankeny.

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 four scholarships to deserving students. Scholarships range in amount from $250 to $1500 depending on the number of quality applicants and amount of industry and member scholarship donations.  We would like 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 21st, 2019 Iowa Section IFT meeting and we would love to have our sponsors in attendance.

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 November 7th, 2019. Thank you for your consideration of supporting the students that help make our section so great!


Iowa Section IFT Executive Board

Contact Information

Kate Gilbert ǀ Iowa State University ǀ (515) 294-1673 ǀ kgilbert@iastate.edu

Laura Klein ǀ Aerotek Scientific ǀ (515) 657-5436 ǀ lweigel@aerotek.com

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