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Food Science Summer Scholar Program

*2021 Program Update:*

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting applications to the 2021 Summer Scholars Program. We look forward to your applications for Summer 2022!

A ten-week undergraduate research program giving students who are interested in food science the opportunity to:

Summer Scholars
Summer Scholars visit Culinary Institute of America
  • Conduct research under the mentorship of a Cornell faculty member
  • Participate in a field trip to food industries
  • Discuss topics such as Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, and Learning from Research
  • Learn about food science career opportunities
  • Meet with food science representatives from industry, government and academia
  • Present research to faculty and peers

Stipend Information

All participants in the Summer Scholar Program will receive payment. Scholars receive a stipend of $4,000 with responsibility for finding and paying for housing; or a stipend of $2,500 with on campus housing provided.