Established in memory of Gary Knechtel (1943 - 1988) a revered and outstanding leader in the food industry and a long time member of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. The recipient will be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and to participate in the activities of the Ontario Section of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Subsequent installment payments are dependent on continued demonstration of financial need and satisfactory progress in Food Science major. Students apply by completing the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (N.A.F.) by April 15. Selection will be based on the highest admission average.
Students graduating from a secondary school in Ontario and are entering the Food Science major of the BSc degree with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).