Since 1985, the IFTSA College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the areas of food science and technology, history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia.
The College Bowl is designed to:
- facilitate interaction among students from different universities
- stimulate the students’ desire to accumulate and retain knowledge
- provide a forum for students to engage in friendly competition
Teams from IFT Student Chapters in eight geographical areas of the Student Association compete in area competitions prior to the IFT Annual Meeting. The winning teams from the eight areas then compete in a final competition at the Annual Meeting. All finalists receive a $1000 travel grant. The national champion earns a $1000 award, and the runner-up a $750 award.