Awards

All Phi Tau Sigma Awards, except the Dr. Carl R. Fellers Award, are presented at the Phi Tau Sigma Special Recognition Event, which is usually scheduled for the first day of the IFT Annual Meeting. Nominations are encouraged.

Dr. Carl R. Fellers Award

Phi Tau Sigma sponsors the Dr. Carl R. Fellers Award to honor a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Phi Tau Sigma who has brought honor and recognition to the profession of Food Science and Technology through a distinguished career in the profession displaying exemplary leadership, service and communication skills that enhance the effectiveness of all Food Scientists in serving society. Recipients who are not members of Phi Tau Sigma shall be simultaneously elected to Phi Tau Sigma membership. The award consists of an honorarium of $3,000 furnished by Phi Tau Sigma and a plaque furnished by IFT that is presented at the Awards Celebration of the IFT Annual Meeting.

Phi Tau Sigma Special Recognition Award

The Phi Tau Sigma Special Recognition Award shall be given to a Member of Phi Tau Sigma who has shown exceptional dedication to Phi Tau Sigma - The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology, as evidenced by significant accomplishments towards the goals and/or administration of Phi Tau Sigma. The award consists of a plaque and an appropriate memento provided by Phi Tau Sigma.

Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship

The Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma who has shown exceptional scholastic achievement and a dedication to Phi Tau Sigma. Up to 3 awards may be made in a year. The scholarship consists of a plaque and $1,000 provided by Phi Tau Sigma.

Dr. Daryl B. Lund International Scholarship

The Dr. Daryl B. Lund International Scholarship of Phi Tau Sigma, The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology, shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma to supplement international travel for educational purposes. The award is presented to honor the commitment of Dr. Lund to international development and relations. The award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 scholarship provided by Phi Tau Sigma.

Phi Tau Sigma Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award

The Phi Tau Sigma Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award shall be given to honor a Chapter of Phi Tau Sigma that has achieved excellence in the areas of research, scholarship, leadership and service.
The award comes with a plaque and $1000 to be used by the Chapter to advance distinction in the food science discipline.

Dr. Gideon “Guy” E. Livingston Scholarship

The Dr. Gideon “Guy” Livingston Scholarship of Phi Tau Sigma shall be given to a student Member of Phi Tau Sigma in honor of the founder of Phi Tau Sigma, and to acknowledge that student’s scholastic achievements, and dedication to Phi Tau Sigma. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 scholarship, provided by Phi Tau Sigma. The scholarship is based on the year’s return from the Dr. Gideon “Guy” E. Livingston Endowment.

Phi Tau Sigma Founders’ Scholarship

The Phi Tau Sigma Founders’ Scholarship shall be given to a student Member or Member of Phi Tau Sigma – The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology, whose graduate research has had, or is expected to have, a significant impact - a practical and meaningful application. The objective of this scholarship is to emphasize the importance of original research, carefully selected, to solve vexing problems of the food industry. The scholarship includes a plaque and $1,000 provided by Phi Tau Sigma.

Lifetime Membership

We are committed to serving our members and the food science profession. Show your commitment to Phi Tau Sigma today by becoming a lifetime member.

Professional Membership

Please join us as a professional member if you have a degree in food science and related field and experience working in the field.

Student Membership

If you currently enrolled in food science or related degree program and meet certain criteria, the student membership is best suited for you.