John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

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Have you ever dreamed of working in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Though you need more than a sweet tooth to be eligible for this scholarship, college students with an interest in candy technology, this one is for you!

Scholarship: John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

Awarding Organization: American Association of Candy Technologist

Amount: $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Enrolled college students who have demonstrated interest in confectionary technology. Must currently have a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in food science, biology, or other related area.

Eligible College(s): Accredited four-year colleges in North America

How to Apply: Submit completed application, along with current college transcript, academic activities related to confectionary technology, work experience, internships, volunteerism, honors, awards, and a short statement of personal and professional goals.

Deadline: April 3


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.