The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is pleased to announce that its Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation (MISAF) raised over $100,000 on Thursday, March 22nd during the Foundation Banquet and Auction held at the FPSA Annual Conference at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. These funds are used to support the MISA Foundation’s Scholarship Program for deserving students studying meat sciences at universities throughout North America.
“Our members are very proud to contribute to the future of the meat industry,” said Bob Grote, Chairman of the MISA Foundation. “The auction and its results reflect the commitment of MISA’s membership to supporting the scholarship program and the education of our nation’s most impressive meat science students. This year, the MISA Foundation will be using the monies raised to provide $10,000 scholarships to very worthy students in pursuit of their educational goals and ultimately a career in the meat industry.”
“Last year, the MISA Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships to seven extremely impressive students from some of the nation’s most prestigious university meat science programs.” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “Thanks to the results of this year’s auction we look forward to continuing this valued program and assisting another group of promising students.”
The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors who take an active role in the review and selection of scholarship winners. For more information on the Meat Industry Supplier Alliance contact David Seckman at 703-663-1200 or [email protected].
The application period for the 2018 MISA Foundation scholarship is currently open and the deadline for submission of applications is May 11, 2018. Interested students can find more information online at https://www.fpsa.org/giving-back/ or contact Ann Marie Penaranda at 703-663-1213 or [email protected].
MISA is the not-for-profit meat industry council of the Food Processing Suppliers Association that is actively engaged in continuous improvement on behalf of its members as well as the meat industry. We further the ability of our membership to connect with each other and with our customers, while being an active industry advocate at the forefront of issues that have a -direct effect on our membership.