$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity
for the Annual Lydia P. Cole Memorial Scholarship
presented by the
Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference Planning Committee
This $1,000.00 scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who attend schools in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and New Mexico. The scholarship is as an integral part of the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (RMFSC), a regional, non-profit conference offered each spring in the Denver metro area by a planning committee of regulatory, academic, and industry volunteers to help professionals stay current in the area of food safety. This year’s conference will be held May 21 and 22, 2013 at Johnson and Wales University, Denver, Colorado. The scholarship winner is encouraged to attend the conference (at no charge) to receive the scholarship in person.
The RMFSC Planning Committee has been awarding this scholarship since 1999, in memory of Lydia P. Cole, a former Public Affairs Specialist with Denver District Food & Drug Administration and member of the RMFSC Planning Committee who was passionate about education. The funding for the $1,000 dollar scholarship is provided from proceeds generated through a silent auction held at each year’s conference and generous sponsorship from King Soopers.
The recipients will be individuals who demonstrate a sincere desire to learn about and include food safety in their current and future career plans. He or she may be enrolled in a traditional academic program (i.e. food science, food microbiology, dietetics, public or environmental health sciences, hotel and restaurant management, or other programs providing background for food related work), or a non-traditional setting (i.e. culinary arts program), having awareness of and intention to incorporate food safety into one’s line of work.
Applicants will be scored objectively by a third party (non-committee members) on the following criteria:
- Awareness of, interest in and commitment to food safety in current and future career plans (how does food safety relate to you)
- Food safety-related experiences (volunteer or work-related)
- Academic achievement
- Food Protection Management Certification (ServSafe, Prometric, or National Registry of Food Safety Professionals) or other related certifications
- Personal awards/recognition
- Personal references
To apply, please submit a completed application and an official, complete transcript (or record of achievement), along with two letters of recommendation to the address below. To be considered for this year's award, application submissions, including all the required information listed above, must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2013.
Mail applications to:
Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
P.O. Box 281205
Lakewood, CO 80228-9205
For further information, please contact Abby Davidson at 720.865.5377, or Devin Koontz at 303-236–3020.