The Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States recognizes the invaluable role education and science have in preparing the next generation to support and advance flavor and food safety. Launched in 2018, FEMA’s College Scholarship Program introduces enterprising chemistry students to the flavor industry and its unique career possibilities, as well as acknowledges students’ academic excellence and dedication to science.  Recognizing that future success is often a combination of talent and access to opportunity, FEMA’s College Scholarship Program seeks to connect the classroom to the flavor industry.

FEBRUARY 24 - AUGUST 17, 2020


  • $3,000 will be awarded to one (1) graduate student
  • $1,500 will be awarded to two (2) undergraduate junior/senior students
  • "Meet the Industry" opportunity with complimentary attendance to FEMA's Fall Symposium, October 26-28, 2020, at the Westin New York Times Square in New York City
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as full time student at the following CUNY institutions:  City College of New York; Hunter College; Queens College.
  • Applicant must be Chemistry Major
  • Applicant must have 3.0 GPA or greater
Application Process
  • Submit the following information on this form.
  • CV/Resume that includes extracurricular activities and/or memberships, including dates and offices held.
  • Statement (500-word maximum) detailing your career goals and how your work may impact the flavor industry.
  • Letter from recommending university professor/faculty member that includes their full name, phone number and email address.

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Additional Information
  • Scholarship award funds will be disbursed to recipient's tuition account for the Fall 2020 academic semester.
  • Scholarship awardees will be notified September 2020.
  • Direct inquiries to Jerry Bowman, Executive Director, [email protected].
Program Restrictions
  • FEMA's Scholarship Program is awarded based on merit and not on financial need.
  • Scholarship awards may not be sold, transferred, or assigned and are not convertible to cash.
  • Scholarship candidates must comply with all applicable enrollment and registration deadlines published by the university.
  • Any false statements or misrepresentations made by scholarship candidates may result in the revocation of award and rendered ineligible to participate in other FEMA scholarship programs.
  • Scholarship winners may be asked to verify their GPA with official transcripts.
  • If awarded, proof of acceptance into the academic program may be required.
  • Relatives and current employees of current FEMA members are ineligible to participate.
Conflict of Interest

FEMA may, in its sole discretion, refuse to accept or cancel a scholarship award if an actual or perceived conflict of interest exists.  Potential conflicts of interest include:

  • Candidate solicits, provides or accepts any compensation or other consideration in exchange for the nomination;
  • Candidate engages in any conduct that may reflect negatively upon FEMA.