Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

Chicagoland Food Industry Scholarship

For students intending to work in the food industry

NEW This Year – Named Scholarships

We are thrilled to announce that due to 3 named scholarship donations, CSFS will be able to provide 3 additional scholarships. If your organization would like to donate to our scholarship program, please contact us.

Columbus Vegetable Oils donated $5,000 towards an additional scholarship opportunity for a current undergraduate or graduate student.

IFANCA donated $2,500 towards an additional scholarship opportunity for a freshman applicant. IFANCA donated an additional $2,500 for $500 awarded to 5 juniors at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to pay for college application fees and visits.

Illinois Soybean Association donated $4,000 towards an alternate scholarship opportunity for a current graduate student. The total scholarship awarded will be $5,000 and includes an opportunity to publish.

AGAIN This Year for Scholarship Recipients!

Opportunity to Have a Mentor From the Food Industry

An added benefit for scholarship recipients will be the opportunity to have a mentor from the food science industry and/or academia.

The Student Mentorship Program is being planned for a 3-month time period with a total of 6 meetings September-November 2023.


Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and live in the Chicagoland area OR be attending a college in the Chicagoland area.*

*Applicable regions include the following zip codes: 60000-61999, 62300-62399, 62500-62799, 46300-46499

All applicants must provide 2 references. References are required to complete the online reference form. Send this link to your references to be completed no later than March 10, 2023.

Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship
$5,000 Full-Time / $2,500 Part-Time Students
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