Hire A Scholar

Food buyers and sellers increasingly rely on accredited third-party certification to help ensure that the products they sell to consumers are safe.  The future of Accredited third-party certification is dependent on a core of well-trained auditors.  Auditors at this level of sophistication require combination of auditing skills, food industry experience and a food science or related degree.  In North America, there is a shortage of well-trained auditors. The critical issue for accredited third-party auditing in North America is to source the next generation of well-trained auditors.  The FMI Foundation funding provides a way to help fill that gap.

The FMI Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to students currently enrolled in food and agricultural science majors who have a true interest in the field of accredited food safety auditing. These scholarships are extremely competitive and are based primarily on academic ability; leadership potential; motivation and initiative; along with a passion for the food industry and the auditing profession.  We want our scholarship recipients to succeed in accomplishing their goal of working in the field of accredited food safety auditing.

At SQFI we decided to take it one step further.  We’ve decided to showcase the past scholarship applicants, because we feel these individuals would make excellent assets to for your next your next job opening or intern in the food safety world.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

First Name Last Name College / Institution
Vijay Chhetri Louisiana State University Food Science 2019
Shiyu Cai The Ohio State University Food Science 2022
Pratiksha Timalsina University of Wisconsin - Stout Food Processing and Technology 2018
Michelle Duong Cornell University Food Science and Technology 2019
Loron Pinnock Brown Texas Tech University Food Science 2020
Katheryn Parraga Estrada Louisiana State University Food Science and Technology 2020
Gayathri Gunathilaka Michigan State University Food Science - Food Safety 2020
Franklin Bonilla Louisiana State University Food Science 2020
Ewa Pietrysiak Washington State University Food Science 2019
Erika Estrada Martinez Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Food Science and Technology 2019
Conner McDaniel Oklahoma State University Food Science 2019
Christina Hunter Bay Path University Food Science 2018
Carmen Cano Roca University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Science and Technology 2021
Amadeus Ahnan University of Massachusetts Amherst Food Science 2020
Abimbola Allison Tennessee State University Public Health Microbiology and Food Safety 2019

Scholarship Applicants

Individuals who have submitted applications to the FMI Foundation Scholarship can submit their contact information to be posted on this directory. Please click the submit button below:

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