Newswise — CHICAGO—Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), today announced the winners of the General Mills Graduate Scholarships and Internships as Jose Maldonado, a PhD candidate in the food science department of Rutgers University and Nedra Louisa Montgomery, a PhD candidate studying food science at Alabama A&M University.
The General Mills Graduate Scholarships and Internships are open to Masters and PhD students with an interest in Research and Development and/or Quality Assurance. Both Maldonado and Montgomery will intern this summer at General Mills, while each applying their specific skills towards the position.
“We are grateful to General Mills for providing two deserving graduate students with not only generous scholarships, but also the opportunity to work as interns this summer. Working together, General Mills and Feeding Tomorrow are able to harness these students’ passion for food science and enable them to explore how food scientists are significant contributors to providing safe and wholesome food to consumers,” said Robert B. Gravani, PhD, Chair, Feeding Tomorrow and Professor of Food Science at Cornell University.
Students applying for the General Mills Graduate Scholarship and Internship must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and be a student member of IFT. This year IFT received a record number of applications for this very competitive scholarship. Students who receive this award represent the most outstanding food science students in the field of research and development and quality assurance.
“We are excited to continue our support of the work of both IFT and Feeding Tomorrow through our sponsorship of this scholarship program. We are equally excited to work with both Nedra and Jose this summer as they intern in our Quality and R&D functions.” said Staci Seibold, Vice President of Research and Development at General Mills.
For additional information, please contact General Mills at (763) 764-6364.
About IFT and Feeding TomorrowInterdependent in purpose and passion, Feeding Tomorrow and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) make solutions possible by creating a dynamic global forum where food scientists from more than 100 countries explore how food science can drive innovation and solutions for the complex challenges facing our global food system. We believe that scientific discoveries in food science hold the key to technological advances, that—when applied—will help to solve food security issues like reducing post-harvest loss, the impact of climate change on the food system, and sustainability. We are also creating programs and initiatives to build and grow the next generation of world-renowned leaders who will use food science to address these problems. We know that food science is the essential ingredient for feeding the world. For more information, please visit ift.org and feedingtomorrow.org.