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CMSA Scholarships - Information


The Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) is pleased to be involved in awarding a total of five scholarships per year to promising graduate and undergraduate students studying or interested in studying Meat Science in Canada.

The Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship - Graduate, $3,000

The Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 to promote quality education and development of meat science research in Canada. The award consists of $3,000 with $1,000 provided by the Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA), $1000 contribution from the Associate Members of the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) and a $1,000 contribution from Newly Weds Foods - UFL Division. It is available to a graduate student at a Canadian university who is conducting applied or basic meat research.

Mr. Gitelman was an avid supporter of the Canadian Meat Science Association and was the founder of UFL Foods Inc., a leading Canadian supplier of food ingredients, innovation , and technology. The CMSA consists of scientists and industry personnel devoted to the advancement of science and technology in the meat industry and is the administrator of this scholarship.


CMC Associate Members Scholarship - Graduate, $3,000

The Associate Members of the Canadian Meat Council, suppliers of goods and services such as ingredients, casings, equipment, packaging, trading services, sanitation supplies and research and technology development support, are committed to a scholarship program, administered by the Canadian Meat Science Association, and consisting of a $3,000 scholarship.


CMSA-CMC Volunteers ICoMST Travel Award - Graduate, $2,000

The CMSA-CMC Volunteers ICoMST Travel Award was created in recognition of the out-standing service provided by volunteers in organizing the 58th ICoMST Montreal 2012. The Award was established in 2014 to offer a student studying at a Canadian University financial assistance to attend the International Congress of Meat Science & Technology (ICoMST), wherever in the world it is held in a given year. This is the most relevant international scientific conference focused on meat science and technology, and the winner has the opportunity to interact with meat specialists from around the world. The award is funded jointly by the Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and the Associate Members of the Canadian Meat Council (CMC).


Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarships (2), $2,500 each

Founded in 1938, Ronald A. Chisholm Limited is one of the leading trading companies in the world of meat and dairy products of Canadian and international origins. With sales exceeding $1 billion per year, the company prides itself on being the market leader in creating market opportunities for the unique and dynamic agri-food products that Canada continues to create year after year, that the rest of the world cannot provide. 2011 is the first year Chisholm is offering two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to undergraduates showing promise in the area meat science.


The purpose of these scholarships is to promote quality education and development of meat science research in Canada. Except for the ICoMST travel award, the awards will be presented at the CMSA yearly Technical Symposium and travel expenses and registration fees for the meeting will be provided for the scholarship winners. Graduate winners will be expected to present a 15 minute communication on their research at the Technical Symposium.

Winner of the ICoMST travel award will be expected to present a poster and/or oral presentation at ICoMST, and write a detailed report to be published in the CMSA Newsletter. This will include a narrative of their experience at ICoMST and an abstract of their presentation.

An applicant DOES NOT have to be a CMSA member to apply. However, membership is free to students, and all scholarship applicants will automatically receive a one year membership.