Application Deadline: April 4, 2022

Scholarships of $1000 will be offered by the San Joaquin Institute of Food Technologists (SJIFT) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarship awards will be given to undergraduate and/or graduate students declaring a Food Science or Culinology, major at Fresno State.

The awards will provide financial assistance to students who are committed to the advancement of Food Science and Technology through involvement with the Food Science Club, IFT Student Association, SJIFT and the promotion of the food processing programs at Fresno State. Funding for these scholarships was established primarily from the Annual SJIFT Scholarship Golf Tournament as well as other SJIFT scholarship fundraising efforts. Scholarships will be awarded at the SJIFT Student Recognition Night.

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria (included in personal statement): (1) be a declared major in one of the programs at Fresno State listed above, (2) be involved in the Food Science Club (IFT Student Association Chapter) or Culinology Club (3) have attended at least two SJIFT events in the last year (the Student Recognition Night can count as one), (4) demonstrated engagement with your program/profession through recruitment activities, Fresno State research, Fresno State food processing, and/or work experience, (5) and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Age, gender, ethnicity and religion are not conditions of eligibility for an award.

Applicant must submit the following by himself/herself to the scholarship committee for consideration:
1. A one-page personal statement to demonstrate and include the following (40 pts):
a. ELIGIBILITY: All criteria mentioned above (No pts awarded- either met criteria or not)
b. ASPIRATIONS: education/employment/career goals (5 pts)
c. INVOLVEMENT in SJIFT and other professional organizations or student organizations (15 pts)
d. ENGAGEMENT with your program/profession through recruitment activities, Fresno State research, Fresno State food processing, and/or work experience. (15 pts)
e. FINANCIAL NEED: how this award would enable you to meet your aspirations. (5 pts)

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (Resume) that includes (40 pts):
a. Academic history, honor and awards (10 pts)
b. Employment history (10 pts)
c. Professional organization/positions held (10 pts)
d. Community engagement (10 pts)

3. Official transcripts of all academic records. (10 pts)

4. Letter of Recommendation. (10 pts)

Submit applications postmarked by April 4, 2022 to:
c/o Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 25933
Fresno, CA 93729-5933

IFT accepts and adopts the concept of diversity which views society as a mixture of all backgrounds, each with a unique contribution. IFT seeks to retain and celebrate individual differences and therefore, will not discriminate based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
UPDATED: 10/07/19