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FPSA Career Development Scholarship

Application Deadline:



ABE, BE, or Food Science


The Food Processing Suppliers Association has established the Career Development Scholarship Program as a unique benefit to its members. It is provided through the generous support of the Foundation of FPSA and is designed to promote the career and professional development of the recipients

The major focus of FPSA's Foundation through the years has been on the future of the food industry. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 2,000 individuals in the early years of their careers through its grants, scholarships and stipends. Many of these individuals are now employed in food and dairy science programs in the nation's universities, in major food, dairy and beverage processing companies, and, in some cases, in FPSA member companies themselves.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
--Be a high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
--Be a full-time employee, spouse of a full-time employee, or child of a full-time employee of firms which are members in good standing of the Food Processing Suppliers Association. The employee must have been employed by a member firm for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and must still be employed by a member firm when the scholarships are awarded.
--Be a part-time employee, spouse of a part-time employee, or child of a part-time employee who worked a minimum of 1,000 hours per year in his or her last two years of service.
Note: If the employee is eligible at the time you receive notification that you have received an award you will retain the award for the full academic term.

Terms of Award:

--Up to 15 FPSA Scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
--The award amount is $5,000.
--The funds will be applied to educational expenses at any accredited college or university.
--Winners and non-winners of FPSA Scholarships may re-apply each year if they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
--Scholarship recipients may transfer from one institution to another and retain the scholarship.

Please Submit:

Upload your required documents online. If you are unable to upload them, mail your supporting documents following the instructions printed from your online application. If you do not follow the instructions exactly your application may not be considered.

For additional information regarding the scholarship program contact ISTS by email at When emailing please include the name of the scholarship program or sponsor and your username.

Online Application: