The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of ten $3,000 Career Development Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Winners of these ten scholarships include family members of employees from FPSA member companies Provisur Technologies, Murzan, Power Engineers, Marel Townsend, Tetra Pak, The Dennis Group, Rath Gibson, Semi Bulk Systems and Marel Meat Packing. Over 270 applications were submitted to the independent selection committee.
“The Foundation of FPSA applauds these scholarship winners, and thanks the more than 270 individuals who applied,” remarked Barry Shoulders, Foundation Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, OYSTAR Holding GmbH. “This is an ongoing project of the Foundation, and the 2013 application period will open in early January. The Foundation board encourages FPSA members to promote this program to employees.
The Foundation of FPSA established the Career Development Scholarship Program in 2005 as a unique benefit to FPSA members. It is designed to promote the career and professional development of FPSA member employees who work full time and their immediate family members.
Since its inception in 1983, the FPSA Foundation has focused on supporting the growth of the food industry. In this time, it has touched the lives of well over 2,000 individuals in the early years of their careers through its grants, scholarships and stipends. Many of these individuals are now employed in food and dairy science programs in the nation's universities, in major food, dairy and beverage processing companies, and many in FPSA member companies.