Food Science Scholarship Challenge

Department of Food Science and TechnologyFood science Scholarship Challenge

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Earn a $5,000 Scholarship!

Join Us for a Day of Food Science!

Spend a day in the Food Science and Technology Department conducting one-of-a-kind experiments in the Food Innovation Center’s teaching laboratories and pilot plants. The activities will be led by Food Science and Technology faculty and experts from The Food Processing Center. You will practice your new skills and build upon your understanding of a career as a food science professional as you engage in real-world challenges.

For your participation in this one-day event, you can earn a $5,000 scholarship!*

Application Deadline: October 16th, 2023 Extended to October 31st, 2023
Event Date: December 4th, 2023


  1. Intent to enroll in the UNL Food Science and Technology program.
  2. Immediate families of University of Nebraska employees or those living in the same household are not eligible to enter this competetion.
  3. Complete this application form along with the Essay Questions. Essay Questions can be submitted by video or in a written document.
  4. If selected students will be notified by November 15st, 2023
  5. A $30 fee will be requested for participation
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*One-time scholarship will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year for students that attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a declared major in Food Science and Technology.
Written Essay
Video Essay Option

Videos should be 3 minutes or less. You should be visible on the screen. Be sure to state your name, hometown, and grade at the beginning of your video.

Please upload your video to a cloud storage service such as OneDrive, Google Drive, or iCloud. Make the file sharable and paste the link into the field below.

If you need assistance uploading please contact Support.


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