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||Major||Graduation Year|
|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|
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: