How You Can Help

Join Our Team

Volunteer in the planning of fund-raising events, serve as a juror in the competitive scholarship program or join our leadership team.

Become a Sponsor

Foundation sponsors provide funds that support all of our scholarship programs.

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Donate as much or as little as you are able, All donations support scholarships!

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Founded by Chicago Section IFT in 2015, our purpose is to raise funds for and award scholarships to students intending to work in the food industry.

319,929

funds raised

87,100

donations

172,500

scholarships

40

scholarship recipients

Our Scholarship Programs

Through our scholarship programs, CFSF supports its vision of strengthening the science of food within the Chicagoland food and beverage industry.

Planting the Seed
Our K-12 scholarships and donations support programs such as 4-H Club, Expanding Your Horizons—STEM, Celebrating High School Innovators in Health and Nutrition, and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
Nurturing the Seed
Our college scholarships are directed to freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate school students as part of our competitive scholarship program, support of food science and nutrition programs at Illinois Institute of Technology, Dominican University, and the University of Illinois including the Jonathon Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholarship and the Research Apprentice Program (RAP), and support of the [...]

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Tuesday, September 28th from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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What We Do

CFSF develops and promotes the current and next generation of food and beverage industry professionals by providing scholarships and donating to organizations that support our mission and vision.

4-H Club Food Science

4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and communities. View Website

Expanding Your Horizons

A one day symposium for middle school girls to engage in exciting and diverse experiences that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer. View Website

Celebrating High School Innovators

The competition identifies, fosters, and celebrates Illinois high school students whose contributions are exceptional and inspirational in health and nutrition. View Website

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

A college preparatory high school that provides opportunities for diverse students from across the city to study agriculture with the goal of developing marketable skills as well as college level competencies. View Website

Feeding Tomorrow Educator Program

Designed specifically for educators, this event is a workshop full of fun and valuable knowledge about the science of food. View Website

JBT Scholarship

Outstanding Food Science Students at the U of I are recognized and awarded $2,000 each of the years in college. View Website

RAP Scholarship

The U of I Research Apprentice Program is designed to recruit promising high school students from diverse and under-represented backgrounds and place them in summer internships on campus . View Website

Competitive Scholarships—College

Scholarships directed to freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate school students to develop and promote the current and next generation of food and
beverage industry professionals.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Hunter Adams – Freshman
Aubrey Dunteman – Graduate
Karin Cho – Graduate
Ava Weyrich – Undergraduate
Ian Smith – Undergraduate
Michelle Langnickel – Undergraduate
Dina Graves – Undergraduate
Zhenya Evans – Undergraduate
Lauren Bock – Undergraduate
Gwendoline Balto – Undergraduate
Samantha Golemba – Freshman
Sarah Batka – Freshman
Christopher Reusz – Graduate

Testimonials

Below are the testimonials from the 2021 Scholarship recipients.

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319,929

funds raised

87,100

donations

172,500

in student scholarships

40

scholarship recipients

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