Below is the list of events for the current Philadelphia IFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.
Awards and Scholarships
The Philadelphia Section IFT is a proud supporter of exceptional students. Every year we award 5 scholarships to deserving students. The criteria, application, and deadline to apply will be posted here. In addition, students are offered discounted registration rates for Philadelphia Section IFT meetings.
Beyond supporting scholarships and students in higher learning institutions, section members often participate in programs that raise awareness of food science and the food science and technology industry. Section members can be found in K-12 classrooms throughout the section area working with younger students to get them excited about food science.
Student members of IFT are encouraged to become involved in the Philadelphia Section. The networking offered through section events can be important in the development of your career. Our section offers valuable opportunities to make contacts within the local community to help with research, internships and employment.
The Philadelphia Section is also a proud supporter of the IFT Student Association (IFTSA). IFTSA is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Membership in IFTSA can help you become a more successful student and enhance your future as a food science professional. Through competitions, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too). Learn more here. You’ll see details about scholarships, competitions, internships and more!
Scholarship Program Announcement
The Philadelphia IFT Scholarship program is designed to foster the study of Food Science and Technology and related fields for students based in the Philadelphia area. In addition, this program is also used as a recruitment tool for local colleges and universities that promote the advancement of Food Science/Technology or other closely related fields.
To apply for the scholarship, please visit http://philadelphiaift.org/students/scholarshipapplication/.
Beverly Jaye Ballard
Philadelphia IFT Scholarship Chair