The Feeding Tomorrow Fund awards annual scholarships to students pursuing a graduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food. The applicant’s school of enrollment can be any educational institution conducting fundamental investigations for the advancement of food science and food technology, unless there are stated exceptions of scholarship criteria for sponsored scholarships. Most awards are $2,000; the highest-ranking Feeding Tomorrow Fund General Scholarship award will be granted $5,000.


  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time or part-time as an MS or PhD student pursuing a degree in science of food at an accredited or bona fide college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year. Colleges/universities outside the U.S. are considered bona fide if they have a student population, a defined curriculum, faculty, and campus.
  • Demonstrate commitment in the science of food profession, such as, but not limited to an IFT membership
  • Specific scholarships may also have other eligibility based on focus or topic area

Graduate Scholarships available

  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration PhD Degree Scholarship ($5,000)
  • IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration MS Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Mike Jimenez Scholarship Sponsored by the IFT International Division ($2,000)
  • Dr. Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science ($2,000)
  • Edlong Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Gerber Foundation Endowment in Pediatric Nutrition ($3,000)
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists PhD Degree Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists MS Degree Scholarship ($2,000)
  • The Feeding Tomorrow Fund General Graduate Scholarship ($3,000)


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