BC Food Protection Association Scholarship Award
We recognize it takes a combination of both hard work and educational
funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education.
That's why we've developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding
and interest in food protection in BC.
For 2013, two scholarships will be available in the amounts
of $1500 and $1000 and will be awarded to two BCFPA student members who meet
the criteria. Students selected to receive scholarship awards must attend a
future BCFPA event to receive the Scholarship Award Certificate. It is intended
that the 2013 Scholarship Awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting
in January 2014.
To be considered for the scholarship awards, please fill out
form and e-mail your application and essay to the BCFPA Vice President at
Applications must be submitted no later than November
Applicants must be:
- Current Student Members of the BC Food Protection Association.
- Reside or study in BC.
- Enrolled in a field of study related to
food in a university, community college or technical institute. These programs
may include, but not be limited to Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology,
Nutrition, Agrology, Environmental Health Programs and various Postgraduate
level degree granting programs.
- Currently in a program, or registered for a program beginning
in the Fall of the year applied.
Please note that Student membership fees with the BC Food
Protection Association are $20 per year; students who are not currently members
may submit their scholarship application with their membership application and
fee. Membership applications are available on our Membership
For the selection process the applicant must provide the
- A copy of their most recent transcript (official copies
- Two letters of reference - must be done by someone from
your work/school/volunteer experience; if the cannot be scanned and submitted
with your e-mailed submission, fax separately but ensure that your name is
on the document.
- A brief outline of your experiences in the food industry-
these could be hobby related, volunteer time, or work experience;
- A brief description of your career aspirations; and,
- A five (5) paragraph essay - details below.
- Each applicant may submit only one essay to the competition.
- The essay must be a minimum of 5 paragraphs (introduction,
3 paragraphs and a concluding paragraph), minimum of 1000 words, up to a maximum
of 2000 words, NOT including references, tables or photo captions.
- Essays must be based on any one of the three topics
listed below, and are expected to contain current information.
- Essays should define the issue or statement, discuss the
issues/points made with examples or technical references to back up any statements
or experience and then conclude summarizing any recommendations or goals reached
in the essay.
- Essays will be graded on content, organization, grammar,
- Essays should be double-spaced, with a minimum of 12 pt
font, preferably in Times New Roman or Arial.
- Essays submissions should be made in MS Word or WordPerfect
and submitted electronically with the application form to the BCFPA Vice President
at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
- For technical content there should be a minimum of 3 references,
with at least one reference from a peer-reviewed journal. Internet references
must be cited and be from reputable sources.
- References must be written in the Harvard System of Citation
(name and date system). The following sites will assist you in creating citations
using the Harvard system:
University of Western Australia
- Any essay found with plagiarized material will be eliminated
from the competition.
- No substitutions will be made for the essay topics below.
Essay Topics (choose one):
- Discuss the impact of modern food trends such as healthy
eating, local diets and organic foods in comparison to food safety issues.
- Whose responsibility is it, industry or government, to keep
the food supply safe?
- In the face of an increasing global economy, discuss the
impact on the Canadian food industry and the safety of the Canadian food supply.
- Successful applicants will be notified three weeks after
the final submission date for entries. If this date coincides with a BCFPA
meeting, recipients will be given two weeks notice and receive the monetary
awards and certificates at the meeting. If there is an extended time period
for the next meeting date, the monetary award will be presented in the interim.
The student will be given two weeks notice to attend the upcoming meeting
to receive the Scholarship Award Certificate and be recognized by the association.
- All personal information will be kept confidential.
- Successful applicants will be required to verify student
- All entries will be considered the property of the BC Food
- Scholarship recipients ( name, city, institution and program
of study) and their essays may be published in "The Grapevine",
the BCFPA newsletter.
- Judges decisions are final.
BCFPA Vice President Ken Hall presents a 2011 Scholarship Award to Andrea Goldson-Barnaby
with assistance of Dr. Don Schaffner, from IAFP.
BCFPA Vice President Ken Hall presents a 2011 Scholarship Award to Leilani Jordan
with assistance of Dr. Don Schaffner, from IAFP.
Elsie Friesen with recipients of the 2010 BCFPA Scholarship Awards, Jovana Kovacevic
and Chelsea Leung.
BCFPA President, Elsie Friesen presents Chelsea Leung, Student at UBC with her
BCFPA President, Elsie Friesen presents Jovana Kovacevic, Ph.D Student at UBC
with her Scholarship Award.
IAFP President-Elect, Vickie Lewandowski joins with BCFPA President, Terry Peters to present
a 2008 BCFPA Scholarship Award and certificate to University of British Columbia Student, Reena Mistry.
(Unable to attend the presentation was 2008 Scholarship Award recipient,
University of British Columbia Student, Joanna Christy.)
Annette Moore, Chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee assisted by Frank Yiannas,
Past President IAFP (on the right), congratulate University of British Columbia
Student, Shaheen Jivanjee
and present her with a 2007 BCFPA Scholarship Award.
Lis Vallaster accepts her 2006 BCFPA Scholarship Award and certificate from
Annette Moore, Chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee.
University of British Columbia Student, Stephanie Chiu accepts her 2006 BCFPA Scholarship Award
and certificate from Annette Moore, Chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee.