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Student Awards

AACCI understands that students are the future of cereal grain science, and is committed to investing in its student members. Students can showcase their work and receive recognition for their achievements in several ways within AACCI.

Sponsor one of the below experiences!

Best Student Research Paper

The AACCI Professional Development Panel will host the Best Student Research Paper Competition at this year’s Centennial Meeting. The competition challenges students to demonstrate presentation skills, encourages students to present their research work at AACCI, highlights the best research conducted and presented by students, and offers an opportunity for students to interact with the AACCI community at an early stage in their career.

Product Development Competition

The AACCI Student Association’s Product Development Competition (PDC) provides a great opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in school to create new food products professionally and intelligently for the real world. Winners receive financial awards and industry recognition, and have a chance to cooperate with potential food companies to launch their innovative products to food markets.

AACCI Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

The AACCI Foundation activities focus on investing in the future of our industry by providing scholarships and fellowships for students excelling in relevant curricula.

The undergraduate scholarship program seeks to encourage scholastically outstanding undergraduate students in preparation for a career in grain-based food science and technology, and to encourage them to continue a career in the field. The AACCI Graduate Fellowship helps advance graduate research in grain-based food science and technology.

Student Travel Awards

AACCI student members may be eligible to apply for an AACCI Student Travel Award as part of the abstract submission process. Students with accepted abstracts must register and present a poster or oral session during the Centennial Meeting.