Students who are studying food science or a related field are welcome to join Philadelphia IFT. Our section offers student members valuable opportunities to make contacts within the local community to help with research, internships and employment.

How to become a student members? Student membership within our local IFT chapter is $10. However, students must meet criteria for student membership within National IFT. For full criteria guidelines, please visit

Scholarship Program Announcement

The Philadelphia Section of the Institute of Food Technologists has closed their scholarship program for 2015.


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.

 2015 scholarship winners !

Elizabeth Czerkpak
Julia Hanna
Michelle Artz
Adam Vanore
Jessica Kovach
Allison Ni
Ridhima Phukan
James Kerin

This year, we were able to award over a total of $15,000 to qualified students.


Jay Hegenboden
Philadelphia IFT Scholarship Chair