The Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDOSS) is a Regional Affiliate of the Association of
Food & Drug Officials (AFDO). AFDO is an international, nonprofit organization of individuals concerned with the development and enforcement of uniform food, drug, and other consumer protection laws. Through resolutions, AFDOSS submits recommendations to the international association for suggested actions needed in the aforementioned areas. The end result is the development of “model bills”, the encouragement of training, and the overall implementation of sound and effective consumer protection regulation.
In 1999, AFDOSS established the Mary Logan Scholarship in honor of one of our great members who served as secretary-treasurer for our regional affiliate for 30 years. Mrs. Logan, who is now retired, worked for 39 years with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The three $1500 scholarships are available for students in their junior year with moneys for the senior year being allocated to such by the AFDOSS Executive Board, contributions of companies and individuals, and grants obtained primarily from AFDO. The scholarship is designed to be awarded to top students having demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods or drugs. The recipient should have obvious leadership capabilities and must have at least a 3.0 grade average during the first two years of undergraduate study. The scholarship will be awarded to the selected person to attend a college or university that has curricula in the area of food and/or drugs.
To apply, please complete the provided application and submit such along with two letters of recommendation from two faculty members and a copy of your most recent college transcript. The application may be obtained through your state’s food and drug regulator or by requesting such from the Scholarship Committee Chair, Cameron Smoak or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send completed applications and supporting documentation to: Cameron Smoak, 1071 Brooks Road, Madison, GA 30650. This year applications must be received on or before February 1, 2017 and scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 fall semester.
Christine Akoh is a junior at the University of Georgia working toward a double major in Food Science and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Nutrition and Development. She has a 3.96 GPA. As an undergraduate student, Christine has been actively involved with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. She has received numerous awards for the research she has conducted on infectious diseases and food microbiology as well as academic awards. Her goal in life is to help others through the intersection of agriculture, nutrition and health. She plans to pursue a PhD degree and has a desire to teach at a university or work for the USDA or United Nations FAO.
Samantha Harrison is a senior at Mississippi State University majoring in Food Science, Nutrition , and Health Promotion where she has a 3.44 GPA. She has a passion for nutrition, dietetics and helping others. She has been selected as a member of several honor societies and is a very active member of the Student Dietetics Association. Her future plans are to apply for a dietetics internship, become a Registered Dietitian, and pursue a career as a cardiac or oncology dietitian.