Students studying at meat science universities in North American can apply thanks to the FPSA's Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation. 

MCLEAN, Va. – Seven students studying meat science at universities in North America have the opportunity to win $10,000 scholarships offered by the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation (MISAF). The foundation is now accepting applications from undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students.

“We are really looking forward to this year’s submissions,” said Bob Grote, chairman of the MISA Foundation and CEO of Grote Company. “For years, the MISA Scholarship Program has attracted the best and brightest students in the nation and our last group of winners was no different. Chosen from our largest applicant class ever in 2017, our seven accomplished winners represent a very promising future for our industry. These winners came from some of the most prestigious meat science programs in the country including Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Wisconsin-Madison. They set a very high bar for this year’s applicants.”

The MISA Foundation Scholarship Fund was formed in 1989 in an effort to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

“The members of the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance remain committed to furthering advanced studies within the meat science field,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “Their generous contributions during the annual MISA Foundation Banquet & Auction make these scholarships possible and for this, the students and the universities are extremely grateful.”

The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors who take an active role in the review and selection of scholarship winners.

The deadline for the scholarship applications is May 11. Interested students should contact Ann Marie Penaranda at (703) 663-1213 or [email protected]. For more information on the Meat Industry Supplier Alliance contact David Seckman at (703) 663-1200 or [email protected].