Competitive Scholarship Program

Since 2016, our scholarship program has been supporting students in their pursuit of higher education. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to achieve their academic goals to advance their career in the food industry.


  • Permanent address in OR enrolled in a College/University within zip codes:
    60000-61999, 62300-62399, 62500-62799, or 46300-46499
  • Working toward a degree/career in food industry
  • Eligible to eventually work in Chicagoland area
  • Freshman, Undergraduate, or Graduate student in Fall 2025
  • Must be Chicago Section IFT member

Application Opens February 2025

Freshman Scholarship – $2,500 Full-Time Students (for high school seniors)

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


We have had incredible donors, giving us the opportunity to offer MORE scholarships each year. The donors of our Named Scholarships will have their logos on our website & advertisement, and have the opportunity to meet the recipient of their scholarship. If your organization would like to donate to our scholarship program, please contact us!

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