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Student Club Funding

SCIFTS offers funding for Food Science Clubs. There are many activities that qualify for funding. The Club members need to plan the program(s) and schedule speakers. Clubs may come to SCIFTS for funding to offset the expenses of the speaker (travel, lodging, plus), room fees, audio visual equipment, etc. for the program. Or the funding could be used to offset expenses for a team to compete in the Western Regional IFT College Bowl.

Phil Bates Scholarship Awards

SCIFTS will be offering scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The awards will provide financial assistance to High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students who are attending or planning to attend a college or university in SCIFTS geographical area (Southern California) majoring in Food Science.

Click here to download the Scholarship Information

Student Travel Grants

Travel grants are available from SCIFTS to attend the 2018 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL, July 15-18, 2018. Grants pay for travel and hotel expenses, up to $500/student. Meals are not reimbursed.

The Twenty Five (25) grants recipients will be notied during the week of May 7, 2018.

Click here to download the 2018 Travel Grant Information Application

Education and Research Grants

SCIFTS Education and Research Grants are available to educational research institutions that advance food science, nutrition and closely related technologies within the SCIFTS' geographical area. Funding proposals will be evaluated on the potential contribution to further the knowledge in the fields of food science and nutrition, and on the potential contribution to develop students as competent scientific investigators or educators in these disciplines. The emphasis is to enhance programs that will benefit a large segment of the student population.

Click here to download the 2018 Education Grant Information

Below are the Education and Research Grants awarded in May, 2017.

Chapman University Dr. Rosalee Helberg $6,763.00 for the purchase of an Eppendorf Thermomixer C for use in Food Safety and Food Fraud Testing.
Cal Poly Pomoa Dr. Harmit Singh $20,705.00 for the purchase of a Newly Fabricated Rousselet-Robatel Centrifuge for removing particulates before membrane filtration of food samples.

Cal State Los Angeles Dr. Jing Zhao $12,719.52 for the purchase of a ST 243 Soxtec.230 V 50/60 Hz solvent extraction system for the analysis of crude lipids.
Cal Poly SLO Dr. Samir Amin $15,671.00 for the purchase of Brookfield Model CT3 10KG Texture Analyzer for mechanical characteristics in food for teaching and research.
Chapman University Dr. Lilian Were $20,740.00 for the purchase of Kjeldahl Protein Analyzer Instrument used to determine protein content for proximate analysis and to relate protein content oxidation reactions.
San Diego State University Dr. Changqi Liu $11,681.00 for the purchaser of Kjeldahl Instrument used for crude protein analysis derived from a variety of insects.


April 18, 2018

Dinner Meeting
Pomona Valley Mining Company

May 16, 2018

Dinner Meeting
Mission Square Restaurant

July 15-18, 2018

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

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