Interested in learning more about the ERI Scholarship Program?

Applications are being accepted for the 2024-2025 Scholarship Program. The deadline is July 15, 2024. 


Every year since its 75th anniversary in 1989 Food Northwest and its Education and Research Institute have awarded scholarships to deserving students in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage students to pursue a career in the food industry and to encourage and support industry employees to further their education. 

Two types of scholarships are offered:

1.   University Scholarships

Open to students pursuing degrees at the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University.

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2.   Member Scholarships

Open to current full-time employees and family of Food Northwest food processor and supplier member companies.

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Sincere thanks to our Donors!

  • Beaverton Foods
  • Boardman Foods
  • Columbia Food Machinery
  • Continental Mills, Inc.
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Ever Fresh Fruit Company
  • Fresh N' Local
  • Henningsen Cold Storage
  • JR Simplot Company
  • Lamb Weston
  • McCain Foods
  • Jim Munyon
  • OFD Foods
  • Pacific Coast Producers
  • Reser’s Fine Foods
  • Rite Stuff Foods
  • Scenic Fruit Company
  • Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • Tree Top
  • Twin City Foods

These scholarships are supported by donations to the Education and Research Institute.  Find out how you can contribute by visiting this page.