Sponsoring Institution: AACT ( American Association of Candy Technologists)
Type: confectionary industry science scholarship
• Current college Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status.
• Attend an accredited, four-year college or university within North America.
• Be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area.
• Earned a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA (or equivalent on another scale).
• Students might need to send a letter a recommendation
Application Deadline: End of April annually
Highlight: Are you a current sophomore, junior, or senior in college and have an interest in confectionery technology? Then try your hand at AACT’s John Kitt Memorial Science Scholarship. This science scholarship gives you a chance to win $5000 by demonstrating interest and skills in confectionery technology through research projects, work experience, formal study, and more. In order to be eligible for this science scholarship, you must currently be attending a four-year accredited college or university within North America, be majoring in a food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area, and have achieved a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent). If you’ve advanced to the semi-finalists, you’ll need to submit a letter of recommendation. And the icing on the cake? The $5000 award is paid in two $2500 installments after verification of enrollment. This science scholarship is given in memory of an honoured candy technologist, John Kitt, who died in 2009. He had worked at Kraft, Nabisco, Standard Brands, and Knechtel Laboratories. Kitt shared his knowledge of the confectionery industry through talks and articles. This science scholarship in his name encourages confectionary students to this day. The past winners of this science scholarship have shown their interest by leading/mentoring other students, being a president of a related club, interning at bakeries, and studying abroad in confectionary programs. The deadline of this science scholarship is late April, so use your knowledge to win this sweet scholarship!