Scholarships 2017-01-18T13:42:42+00:00

We are pleased to offer the following Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Scholarship opportunities:

Lydia P. Cole Scholarship

Attention Students!
$1,500 Scholarship Opportunity

Presented by the
Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Planning Committee
Generously sponsored by King Soopers

This $1,500 scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who attend schools in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and New Mexico. The RMFSC Planning Committee has been awarding this scholarship since 1999, in memory of Lydia P. Cole, a former Public Affairs Specialist with Denver Food & Drug Administration and member of the RMFSC Planning Committee. The funding for the $1,500 scholarship is generously sponsored by King Soopers.

This year’s conference will be held May 23-24, 2017, at Johnson & Wales University, 7150 East Montview Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, with preconference workshops scheduled for Monday, May 22. The scholarship winner is encouraged to attend the conference (at no charge) to receive the scholarship in person.

The recipients will be individuals who demonstrate a sincere desire to learn about and include food safety in their current and future career plans. He or she may be enrolled in a traditional academic program (i.e. food science, food microbiology, dietetics, public or environmental health sciences, hotel and restaurant management, or other programs providing background for food related work), or a non-traditional setting (i.e. culinary arts program), having awareness of and intention to incorporate food safety into one’s future career.

Applicants will be scored objectively by a third party (non-committee members) on the following criteria:

  • Awareness of, interest in and commitment to food safety in current and future career plans (how does food safety relate to you)
  • Food safety-related experiences (volunteer or work-related)
  • Academic achievement
  • Food Protection Management Certification (ServSafe, Prometric, or National Registry of Food Safety Professionals) or other related certifications
  • Personal awards/recognition
  • Personal references
Complete the Lydia P. Cole Scholarship Application

Professional Development Grant

Monetary award to be determined on a case  by case basis while funds last

presented by the
Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Planning Committee

The Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (RMFSC) Professional Development Grant is intended to assist individuals and organizations that may not otherwise be able to participate in the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference.  The RMFSC Professional Development Grant award may include partial or full reimbursement of conference registration fees, travel expenses, and hotel costs.  The grant does not cover food outside of the conference. Disbursement of the grant monies may require a paid receipt of expenses.

Complete the Professional Development Application