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 free. 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 is pleased to announce the opening of their scholarship program for 2014. 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.


Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

·        Students must be enrolled in an educational institution as a full-time student pursuing a degree (Associates or higher) in the field of food science and technology, or in one or more of the sciences or branches of engineering concerned with advancing food science and technology

·        Students must be members of the Philadelphia Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.

·        Student’s permanent address (as shown by Driver’s License, passport or other documentation) must include the following Zip Codes OR the Student must be enrolled in a school which is located in one of the following Zip Codes:

080XX through 087XX

180XX through 181XX

183XX through 185XX

189XX through 194XX

197XX through 198XX

Application Materials:
Click  [HERE]  for Application Forms.

Deadline for all Application Materials:  April 11, 2014.


Committee members will review all applications. Recipients will be selected in April and will be notified prior to the April 30, 2014 meeting, where scholarships will be awarded to the recipients.

Judging Criteria:

Scholarship Applicants who meet the above requirements will be judged based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and activity in both the National and Regional sections of IFT.


Christina Bednarz and Jay Hegenboden
Philadelphia IFT Scholarship Chair