Scholarship Program

Congratulations 2022-23 Recipients!

The California League of Food Producers (CLFP) awarded its very first scholarship over 60 years ago. Today, CLFP continues to award scholarships each year to CLFP member employees and their children.

In the fall of 2023, scholarship awards were given to 16 California students who demonstrated excellent academic work and a commitment to positively impact their school and community. This year alone, the CLFP Scholarship Program awarded a total of $14,000 to these deserving students. An additional $12,000 was awarded to various Food Science and Engineering Clubs.

View past recipients here.

Scholarship Applications

2023-24 Application Period Opens July 2023

Our organization is committed to promoting higher education by offering a Scholarship Program exclusively for full-time employees, including those who work seasonally, and their dependents who are employed by CLFP Food Processor members and the Supplier Host Council.

CLFP members can provide their employees and dependents with the opportunity to earn $500 or $1,000 scholarships to pursue higher education in California. The scholarships are a small gesture of appreciation for their service in the food-processing industry.

Undergraduates at accredited four-year California colleges/universities are eligible for $1,000 scholarships, while those enrolled in accredited two-year California community colleges can apply for $500 scholarships.

Who is Eligible?

Open to all full-time or full-time seasonal employees and their dependents of CLFP Processor and Supplier Host Council members.

  • Must be an undergraduate student entering or attending one of the following:
    • Four-year accredited California college/university
    • Two-year accredited California community college
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Graduate students do not qualify for the CLFP Scholarship at this time

Application Requirements & Instructions

All applications must be accompanied by the following items:

  • Official, unopened transcripts of student’s most recent two years of study
  • Two letters of recommendation (written and signed within the last twelve months by someone other than a student peer or family member)
  • Official proof of enrollment in an accredited four-year California college or university, or an accredited two-year California community college
  • Completed and signed application form

Scholarship Criteria

The Executive Committee of the California League of Food Producers will select scholarship recipients in the Fall. Awards will be decided based on the following criteria:

Grades/Academics 20%
Extra-Curricular Activities 15%
Work Experience 15%
Professional/Career Goals 25%
Financial Needs 25%
For questions, please contact Jamie Greeson at [email protected] or (916) 640-8150.

Annual Funding Goal


Help support the future of California college students.

University Connections

The California League of Food Producers (CLFP) maintains a strong working relationship with various departments at California universities, particularly in the field of Food Science. 

As part of its efforts to support the advancement of the industry, CLFP donated directly to Food Science Clubs and Engineering Clubs at seven California universities. This contribution provides students with opportunities to engage in industry-related activities and enhance their future prospects.

CLFP members are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join their ranks, and the organization provides website links to help companies recruit and hire top students for internships or jobs. Companies interested in participating in job fairs or other on-campus recruiting events are encouraged to contact the universities directly.

Food Science Clubs

University of California, Davis

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California State University, Chico

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Cal Poly, Pomona

California State University, Fresno

San Luis Obispo | CSU

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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Chapman University

Engineering Clubs

California State University, Chico

University of California, Merced

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