In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act celebration. The “George M. Burditt Scholarship” and the “Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship”, both in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college.
A third scholarship, the “Denise C. Rooney Scholarship,” worth $2,500 was created in June 2008 and will also be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college. Only juniors preparing to enter their senior year are eligible to apply.
The following qualifications and conditions have been established for the award recipients:
The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; be in their third year of undergraduate college; and must have attained at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first two years of undergraduate study.
- 3.0 Minimum GPA
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Award is available to Canadian citizens
- Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Test scores required
- Recommendations or references required
- Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
- Biographical sketch of future career plans
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Donor: Association for Food and Drug Officials
An international, non-profit organization that is in the forefront of streamlining and simplifying regulations by either drafting regulatory rules or by commenting on government proposals.Website