Upcoming Events

Below is the list of events for the current Great Lakes Section IFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.

  1. 42nd Annual GLS IFT Suppliers Day 2022, Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek

    December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Awards and Scholarships

The Great Lakes Section IFT is a proud supporter of exceptional students. Every year we award 5-6 scholarships to deserving students. The criteria, application, and deadline to apply will be posted here. In addition, students are offered discounted registration rates for Great Lakes Section IFT meetings.

Beyond supporting scholarships and students in higher learning institutions, section members often participate in programs that raise awareness of food science and the food science and technology industry. Section members can be found in K-12 classrooms throughout the section area working with younger students to get them excited about food science.

Student members of IFT are encouraged to become involved in the Great Lakes Section. The networking offered through section events can be important in the development of your career. Our section offers valuable opportunities to make contacts within the local community to help with research, internships and employment.

The Great Lakes Section is also a proud supporter of the IFT Student Association (IFTSA). IFTSA is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Membership in IFTSA can help you become a more successful student and enhance your future as a food science professional. Through competitions, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too). Learn more here. You’ll see details about scholarships, competitions, internships and more!

2021 Scholarships
The 2021 Scholarships have been awarded and you can view the winners on our Facebook or Instagram.

Check back in January for the 2022 application!