We are pleased to offer the following Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Scholarship opportunities:
The Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Scholarship
Supported by King Soopers
$1,500 Scholarship Opportunity
Applications due May 15, 2020.
This $1,500 scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who attend schools in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and New Mexico. The funding for the $1,500 scholarship is generously sponsored by King Soopers.
The 2020 conference, scheduled for June 9-10, has been postponed until June of 2021 due to the current COVID19 outbreak. The scholarship winner is encouraged to attend the conference next year (at no charge).
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
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.