The San Joaquin Section IFT is a proud supporter of exceptional students and supports the Food Science Club at California State University, Fresno. Scholarships of $1000 will be offered by The San Joaquin Section for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship awards will be given to undergraduate and/or graduate students declaring a major within the following programs at Fresno State: Food Science, Meat Technology, Dairy Processing or Culinology.

Scholarships are funded through money raised at our annual SJIFT Scholarship Golf Tournament held every October in the Fresno area.

Scholarship Application for 2018-2019 Here

Beyond supporting scholarships and students in higher learning institutions, section members often participate in programs that raise awareness of food science and the food industry. Section members can be found in K-12 classrooms throughout the San Joaquin area working with younger students to get them excited about food science.

Student members of IFT are encouraged to become involved in the section. The networking offered through section events can be important in the development of your career. Student members who are involved in Section Governance and committee positions receive invaluable leadership experience that benefits them in their careers.