Student Awards and Scholarships

Previous student award winners in these categories are not eligible for further awards. 

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Eurofins Foundation “Testing for Life” Student Award

This AOAC Award, supported by contributions from the Eurofins Foundation, is designed to encourage student researchers who are advancing basic or applied science in analytical or molecular testing for food safety, food security, food defense, food authenticity, or health and environmental protection. Learn more >

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship

This student scholarship, supported by contributions from Herbalife Nutrition, is designed to encourage student researchers who are advancing analytical or molecular (DNA) testing. Learn more >

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/SCIEX Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award, supported by contributions from SCIEX, is designed to encourage the integration of graduate students into AOAC INTERNATIONAL, with a focus on candidates with demonstrable potential to become thought leaders and scientific influencers in their respective field. Learn more >

Technical Division Award

TDRM Student Award

The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Inés Cereijo Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) Award is offered annually to both undergraduate and graduate students at any college or university to support students promoting awareness of the need for method performance evaluation early in a chemist’s career, through the use of reference materials.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD and funding support to attend the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition for up to four nights. Funding amounts are dependent on commitments by the award sponsor(s) and are subject to change. Updates will be made prior to application requests.

Because not all colleges have research facilities, nominees are evaluated based on a report describing either the use of a reference material for method performance evaluation or the development of a new reference material. 

Submissions should detail use of a reference material for a specific application, such as method performance evaluation or method validation, or the development of a reference material to fit a new or existing need. Learn more or submit an application.

For more information, please email Constance Bahr, AOAC TDRM Staff Liaison, or call +1 (301) 924-7077, ext. 143.