Sean Kilker – 2019

School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I am extremely honored to be a recipient of the 2019 Chicagoland Food Science Foundation Scholarship. Having worked in the food and agricultural sector in Illinois before, it means a lot to me to receive continued support from local companies as I look to further my education. The scholarship funds will greatly help in allowing me to attend the IFT conference in New Orleans this year, as well as provide future travel opportunities in the future to broaden my exposure even more.

It will also enable to transition out of a less than ideal living situation, which will enable me to more fully focus on my research and classwork over the next two semesters. I am hopeful that one day I will be able to give back to the community and help contribute to the future of food science education that is as meaningful to others as this scholarship is to me.

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