Support the Department

The future of Penn State Food Science is in your hands. Give back.

The Department of Food Science has a tradition of excellence thanks to our ability to attract and retain top-notch graduate students and undergraduate students. Scholarships, fellowships, and awards are an integral part of our ability to compete for outstanding students. Your support of food science undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships and awards helps ensure our continued success. Talented graduate students are always in high demand. They are valuable assets in the lab where they collaborate with faculty on critical research, and also serve as instructors and mentors to up-and-coming undergraduate students. Graduate fellowships and awards provide the financial support needed for these talented students to focus on their academic and research efforts and ultimately make an impact on the field of food science. Undergraduate students benefit immensely from scholarships and awards. These ensure our students can have a true Penn State experience while lessening the potential financial burden, rewarding academic success, and allowing them to enhance their education through beneficial experiences like international study.

How Can I Help?

We want to provide an affordable public university education for students interested in food science who will go on to be tomorrow’s leaders in this field and many others. You can help us continue to be a leader in food science education. Our Development officers are ready to work with you and your financial advisers to explore the various financial options available, determine the most appropriate gift level, and the most beneficial gift vehicle. For more information, please contact our college’s Development Office.

If you have any questions about making a gift to the department, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bob Roberts.

Robert F. Roberts, Ph.D.
  • Professor and Head of Food Science