Awards & Scholarships

Phi Tau Sigma awards and scholarships are exclusively for Phi Tau Sigma members. All Phi Tau Sigma Awards, except the Dr. Carl R. Fellers Award, are presented at the Phi Tau Sigma Special Recognition Event, which is usually scheduled for the first day of the IFT Annual Meeting.

Student Achievement Scholarship

The Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma who has shown exceptional scholastic achievement and a dedication to Phi Tau Sigma.

The scholarship comes with a plaque and $1,000.

Candidates (nominees) shall have been a student member in good standing of Phi Tau Sigma for at least 1 year by the time of awarding. Nominees shall be students during the administrative year of the nomination, although may have graduated by the presentation of the scholarship. Therefore students who graduate in December or Spring of an academic year are eligible for nomination during that academic year.

Nominators shall be two (2) Phi Tau Sigma Members in good standing, at least one of which shall be a professional member. There shall be no self-nominations.

The Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship shall be presented annually at the annual Phi Tau Sigma meeting. There will be a maximum of 3 scholarships given, assuming that there are 3 suitable nominees.

To download the nomination form, click here.

Founders’ Scholarship

The objective of the Founders’ Scholarship is to emphasize the importance of original research, carefully selected, to solve vexing problems of the food industry.

The Phi Tau Sigma Founders’ Scholarship shall be given to a student Member (or recently graduated professional Member) of Phi Tau Sigma whose graduate research has had, or is expected to have, a significant Impact – a practical and meaningful application.

The scholarship includes a plaque and $1,000.

Candidates (nominees) shall have been a Student Member in good standing of Phi Tau Sigma for at least 1 year by the time of awarding, or a Professional Member who has graduated 3 or fewer years from the time of nomination and has been a student and/or professional Member in good standing of Phi Tau Sigma during the time they did the research until the time of nomination.

Nominators shall be two (2) Phi Tau Sigma Members in good standing, at least one of which shall be a Professional Member. There shall be no self-nominations.

“Members in good standing” are defined by the Phi Tau Sigma Constitution as “those whose dues are paid up-to-date.”? [Article II – Membership, Section 2, Member.]

The Phi Tau Sigma Founders’ Scholarship shall be presented annually at the annual Phi Tau Sigma meeting. There will be one award given annually, at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

Nominations shall include the 1) Nomination Form, 2) a Nomination Statement of not more than 1500 words describing the Impact of the research, and 3) Written Documentation of the research such as a reprint of the research paper (if any) or patent application (if any) or other formal written description of the research, such as the abstract of a thesis or dissertation. The material in the Nomination Statement in excess of the word limit shall not be considered in the evaluation process.

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Dr. Daryl B. Lund International Scholarship

The Dr. Daryl B. Lund Student International Scholarship of Phi Tau Sigma, The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology, shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma to supplement international travel for educational purposes. The award is presented to honor the commitment of Dr. Lund to international development and relations.

The scholarship amount will be $2,000.

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Dr. Gideon “Guy” Livingston Scholarship

The Dr. Gideon “Guy” Livingston Scholarship of Phi Tau Sigma shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma in honor of the founder of Phi Tau Sigma, and to acknowledge that student’s scholastic achievements and dedication to Phi Tau Sigma.
The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 scholarship, provided by Phi Tau Sigma.
To download the nomination form, click here.