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Consider joining FPSA if you:
  • Manufacture/Distribute products in the
    food and beverage industry
  • Value networking opportunities and want to expand your business

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MISA Scholarships

The MISA Foundation Scholarship Fund was formed in March of 1989 by the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA). In 2015 there were seven $10,000 scholarships awarded.

This is to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

General Eligibility:
Applicants may be junior or senior level undergraduate students and Masters or Ph.D. candidates in engineering or the meat sciences, attending a North American university. United States or Canadian citizenship is not a requirement.

Please submit a completed application electronically to
Please complete the application and supporting materials in ENGLISH ONLY.

  • Section One:  Application Form
  • Section Two:  Supporting Materials
    • Short Narrative, Honors, Work Experience, Leadership Activities, Official Transcript, Letter of Recommendation

Application deadline: May 1, 2016

Please submit complete packets to: 
Ann Marie Penaranda at

All unsolicited enclosures will be discarded.  Incomplete applications, late submittals or grades may be cause for disqualification.

There shall be a selection jury responsible for reviewing and selecting the individual awardees.


Hear from the 2015 MISA Scholarship Winners


Member Spotlight

Alpha Vac System Inc.

Alpha Vac System Inc. is a manufacturer, supplier and exporter of Vacuum Packing Machine, Vacuum Tumblers as well as other food processing equipment committing ourselves to building a standard of excellence.

Since the founding of our parent company in 1989 we've used 304 stainless steel for the shells of our units and we only settle for the best welding assembling and use only the finest products available for our machines, we have German made Busch vacuum pumps delivered to our facility and we install (assemble) all our products here in the U.S.  We have a QC engineer from our parent company that takes very seriously his responsibility to ensure quality production in which he administers a 12 point inspection test for approval before a final shipment is sent out.  Our foundational standards are simple, "design and build a quality product that will stand the test of time" and for the last 26 years we have done just that.

Top Line Process Equipment Company

Top Line Process Equipment Company is a leading supplier of sanitary stainless steel process equipment. Serving the food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and personal care industries.

For over 50 years we’ve provided our customers with exceptional customer service and quality products, such as:  valves, actuators, fittings, tubing, pumps, custom fabrications, strainers, sight glasses and instrumentation.

We are committed to meeting the fastest delivery, new product development and application engineering to meet all our customer’s needs with our extensive inventory and expert sales team.

Visit our website to find the right solution for you.


framarx/waxstar is a family owned and run waxed paper company founded in 1966.  framarx/waxstar – a manufacturer of packaging papers for meat, poultry, confectionery and baked products – has always believed that superior customer service helps their clients’  bottom line as well as their supply chain. So, along with an emphasis on continuous improvement processes and strict quality control standards, Framarx team members understand and practice customer astonishment as one of the company’s core values.  At framarx/waxstar we emphasize quality, stress customer service and are always willing to put in RUSH priority, customized printing, a unique size, or special packaging. 

NETZSCH Premier Technologies

NETZSCH Premier Technologies is the North American subsidiary of the globally-operated group of NETZSCH companies. For 140 years, NETZSCH has been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment. Machines are designed for wet and dry grinding, mixing, milling, dispersing, kneading, deaeration and classifying, and can reduce particles into the nanometer size range. Customers who use NETZSCH equipment increase production capacity, improve operational efficiency and ultimately reduce operational costs.

Clutch Global Logistics

Clutch Global is a full service global logistics company that provides solutions ranging from air, ocean, and ground freight to specialized cargo, tradeshow, customs brokerage, and warehousing.

Clutch Global focuses on ensuring that your customers, both internal and external, get what they need, when they need it, without any disruptions or need for follow up.

By creating a foundation that leverages technology and is built on proven processes, proactive communication, and flexibility to meet unique customer needs we are able to consistently manage the experience.