Scholarships of $2,000, $1,500, or $1,000 will be available for the 2014 school year, supported by permanent endowments, and by annual contributions from companies and AACCI Divisions.
Undergraduate scholarships are paid directly to the winners in September after AACCI receives verification of the recipient's registration for the fall semester or quarter from the appropriate department head.
In addition to these cash awards, scholarship winners receive a certificate, presented at a local section meeting when possible, or on some other appropriate occasion arranged by the department head. When possible and appropriate, a representative of the donor will be invited to participate in the presentation.
An AACCI scholarship shall be tenable with any other award or scholarship aid that the individual may receive.
Purposes of the Scholarship Program:
The purposes of the undergraduate scholarship program are to encourage scholastically outstanding advanced undergraduate students in academic preparation for a career in grain-based food science and technology, and to attract and encourage outstanding students to enter the field of grain-based food science and technology. The scholarships are also designed to serve as a recruitment tool for colleges and universities, but are not open to applicants still in their first or second year of college.
The general eligibility requirements for all applicants for undergraduate scholarships are:
- Applicants must be a current AACCI Student Division member.
- Only advanced undergraduates applicants (those entering their junior or senior year) will be considered. Applicants must have a grade point average of not less than 3.0 (4-point scale), both cumulatively in all courses and in all science and mathematics courses then completed. The applicant must have at least one term remaining at the time the scholarship is to be awarded.
- Interest in and intent to pursue a career in grain-based food science and technology or in a related area, including oilseeds, in industry, academia, or government must be demonstrated. The applicant must have completed or projected course work that would support such an objective, and must indicate how the course work would do this.
- A scholarship recipient who completes degree requirements, withdraws from school or transfers to a different curriculum during tenure of a scholarship becomes ineligible for further payments. It is the separate responsibility of both the student and the department head to notify the AACCI Foundation within thirty (30) days of such an occurrence. In the case of a change of curriculum, the scholarship jury will, at the request of the recipient, review the new curriculum and determine whether or not the applicant is still eligible for support.
- The recipient must enroll in an academic schedule that meets the minimum requirements for full-time students of the college/university being attended, and must be pursuing an approved course of study leading to a degree from that institution.
- The educational institution at which the applicant is enrolled must be conducting fundamental investigations for the advancement of grain-based food science and technology or related areas, including oilseeds.
- Age, sex, race, financial need, or previous receipt or non-receipt of an AACCI scholarship are not conditions of eligibility for any award.
- The values or terms of any scholarship are subject to change upon agreement with the donor.
Application and Selection Procedures:
2014 Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form (the 2014 application process is now CLOSED)
All information and attachments requested in the application must be provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not submit more than is requested. Use only the space provided on the application form. Do not retype this form, submit continuation pages, or use any reverse sides. Applications will be sent to each member of the selection committee for review. Material in excess of that requested will not be included.
Applications, completed as required including any attachments and verifying signatures, must be received at AACCI Foundation Headquarters on or before March 1, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 awards.