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Career Development Scholarship Guidelines


The Food Processing Suppliers Association has established career development scholarships as a unique benefit to its members. They are provided through the generous support of the Foundation of FPSA and are designed to promote the career and professional development of the recipients. 


Scholarships are available to FPSA member employees who work full time and their immediate family members (spouse & children). Applicants can be high school seniors, college students, or graduate students. The employee must have been employed by a member company for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and must still be employed by a member company at the time of the award. 

Scholarship Awards

Up to 10 FPSA Career Development Scholarships will be awarded. Each award is a one-time non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The funds will be applied to educational expenses at any accredited college or university in the United States and abroad. Winners of FPSA Career Development Scholarships may re-apply each year as long as eligibility requirements are met. Scholarship recipients may transfer from one institution to another and retain the scholarship.

Winner Selection

An impartial selection committee composed of educators chooses the winners. In selecting the winners, the committee evaluates the applicants’ in five key areas: academic achievement, character & integrity, essay content, community involvement, and leadership.


For more information, please read the Career Development Scholarships FAQ.