Welcome to the San Joaquin Section of the Institute of Food Technologists

The San Joaquin Section IFT is one of 53 regional sections of the IFT organization, a non-profit scientific society with over 17,000 members. We also sponsor a fund-raising golf tournament held every Fall that helps to raise scholarship funds for CSU Fresno students in Food Science and related majors. Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from manufacturing to retail/consumer goods to research & development and beyond. With professionals in industry and academia, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.

Whether you are a new student or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from being a member of the San Joaquin Section IFT. Meetings occur several times throughout the year. Check out the events page for fun and informative evenings with outstanding speakers and tours. These events provide you with the opportunity to network, be active in your local area, and enjoy gourmet cuisine.

Anyone with an interest in the food industry is welcome to join!

We want to inform you that the SJIFT scholarship deadline has been extended to April 21, 2023.

This extension has been granted to give applicants ample time to prepare their applications and submit them to the Scholarship committee.

The SJIFT scholarship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the food industry. It is awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership skills, and a strong commitment to the food industry.

If you have already submitted your application, we thank you for your interest, and your application will still be considered. For those who are yet to submit their applications, we encourage you to take advantage of this extension and submit your application before the new deadline.

We thank you for your interest in the SJIFT scholarship program, and we wish you all the best in your academic pursuits.

SJIFT Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Application for Students