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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 2019-2020 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 2019 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans, June 2-5. Grants pay for travel and hotel expenses, up to $500/student. Meals are not reimbursed.

The Twenty Five (25) grants recipients will be announced at the May, 2019 meeting.

Click here to download the Student Travel Grant 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.

Below are the Education and Research Grants awarded in May, 2018.

Chapman University Dr. Anuradha Prakash $10,418.00 for the purchase of a Temperature Controlled Water Bath and UVV Spectrophotometer for use in determining the effects of low dose irradiation on enzyme activity in Granny Smith apples.
Cal Poly Pomoa Dr. Yao Olive Li $15,523.00 toward the purchase of a Qsonica Q700 Sonicator Probe and a SuperC Supercritical CO2 Extractor for use in extraction of natural antimicrobial phenolics for food and packaging applications.

Cal State Los Angeles Dr. Sunil Mangalassary $22,448.00 toward the purchase of a CFX96 RT PCR Detection System and Laptop Computer for use in aiding work for enhancing the quality and safety of red meat products through fermented food ingredients.
Cal State Northridge Dr. Annette Besnilian $37,015.80 toward the purchase of a Fluorescence Microplate Reader, Centrifuge and Accessories for use in antioxidant research.


April 17, 2019

Dinner Meeting
Los Coyotes Country Club
Buena Park

May 15, 2019

Dinner Meeting
Old Ranch Country Club
Seal Beach

June 2-5, 2019

IFT Annual Event
New Orleans, LA

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