The San Joaquin Section IFT is a proud supporter of exceptional students and supports both the Food Science and Culinology Clubs at California State University, Fresno. Scholarships of $1000 will be offered by The San Joaquin Section for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarship awards will be given to undergraduate and/or graduate students declaring a major within either Food Science or Culinology at Fresno State.
Scholarships are funded through money raised at our annual SJIFT Scholarship Golf Tournament held every Fall in the Fresno area.
The Scholarship Application for 2019-2020 can be accessed Here. (Please see attached 2019-20 scholarship application)
Beyond supporting scholarships and students in higher learning institutions, student 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.
The SJIFT values student input and is the only section in the United States that has a student serve each year as a voting member on the SJIFT corporate board of directors.
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.