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Student members of IFT are encouraged to become involved in the Section.

2019-2020 Academic Year IFT Aksarben Section Scholarship Application

The IFT Aksarben Section is awarding scholarships (up to $600 each) to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in food science, nutritional science, or related program.  The scholarship is for the academic year Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.

Please remember to verify your eligibility and review the application requirements before submitting.

Please email if you have any questions.

Applications open Monday, January 21nd , 2019.
Applications due Sunday, March 3th, 2019 via online submission form.



  • Applicant must have minimum 3.0 major GPA
  • Applicant must be a Student Member of IFT and member of the IFT Aksarben Section at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior (non-graduating) or senior (entering graduate school in 2018) or graduate student pursuing degree in Food Science, Nutritional Science, or related program.
  • Applicant must plan to seek a career in the food industry or continue higher education in a food science or related field.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the IFT Iowa & Aksarben Suppliers’ Expo:n:

Date: Tuesday, April 2th, 2019
Time: 1:30-7pm
Location: Scott Conference Center on UNO’s campus


1. Student Application Form: Completed Online here. The Application Form includes the following:

  • Resume will be uploaded to this form. Please have it accessible when you fill out the form.
    • Resume to include education, experience, published/presented papers, leadership positions held, awards, honors and scholarships, etc. (resume should not exceed 2 pages unless you are a PhD candidate).
  • Short answer questions (3): Please fill out in the form.

2. Letter of Recommendation:

  • All scholarships applicants need one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an industry member who has worked with the student. The letter should include a general appraisal of scholarship and research performance (for graduate students), extracurricular activities, work experience and character. Persons writing the letter may submit them here.