Food Safety Scholarship

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

U.S. citizens enrolled full time (12 credit hours per semester) in an accredited university or college in the United States for the 2016-17 school year with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (or 3.0 for incoming college freshman) or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Pritzker Food Safety Scholarship will be awarded to a student whose essays demonstrate a drive to improve food safety and protect public health.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Any student who fits the eligibility requirements listed above can apply. To enter, a student must submit two 300-500 word essays on two of the food safety topics listed on this page.

For submission, simply email your essays and a signed content contribution agreement (as an attachment in PDF or Word format) to to scholarship@pritzkerlaw.com. Include the following in your email:

  • your full name
  • your address
  • the school you will be attending in 2016-17.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:

The essay submission deadline is 12:00 midnight EST June 1st. The winner will be notified via email.

SELECTION PROCESS AND NOTIFICATION:

All essays received will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, including Fred Pritzker, founder and president.

One winner will be chosen for the spring and fall academic semesters.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

The scholarship funds awarded are to be used for tuition and books only. Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s school of choice and credited for academic costs. This scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for a one-year cycle. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime.

Food Safety QuizQUESTIONS?

Our law firm will select and award the essay winner a $3,000 scholarship. Again, the deadline for the 2016-17 academic year is June 1, 2016.

Take our food safety quiz.