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2008 Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars Program Application Deadline: September 28, 2007 Student’s Name Department.

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1 2008 Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars Program Application Deadline: September 28, 2007 Student’s Name Department

2 The Kraft Foods Howard University Recruiting Team announces the availability of the Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars Program. The goal of this initiative is to enhance the awareness of challenging and exciting career opportunities in the food processing and manufacturing industry for highly-trained, well-qualified science and engineering students. The scholars program is open to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. Award recipients will be selected based on the applicants’ academic abilities and accomplishments.

3 PURPOSE The Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars Program is intended to encourage the interest of undergraduate students in furthering their science and engineering education and pursuing career opportunities in the food industry by providing tuition assistance and internship opportunities. AWARD DESCRIPTION Up to two Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars will be named in the Fall Semester of Each award recipient will be granted a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 and a week paid internship at a Kraft Foods research facility. The award is renewable up to two years based on successful completion of the first internship. For administrative purposes, the scholarship portion of the award will be sent directly to the university as the award is intended to support the award recipient’s educational expenses. Awards will be distributed on the first day of the Fall Semester. Scholarship Award and Summer Internships Each Howard University Kraft Foods Scholar will receive a Scholarship Award of $2,500 to support educational expenses for up to two academic years following the successful completion of the summer internships. In addition to the scholarship award, award recipients will receive up to two paid, week, Kraft Foods Summer Internship Assignments. These assignments are focused on technical projects and are geared toward developing, teaching and enhancing food development knowledge. Individuals are exposed to the project development cycle, while developing the necessary skills to work with extended teams both cross-functionally and internally. Each internship will be conducted at one of the following Kraft Foods research facilities: Glenview, IL; Madison, WI ; East Hanover, NJ; Tarrytown, NY; or Battle Creek, MI. Kraft will offer travel reimbursement and optional subsidized housing. The internship will take place the summer following the announcement of the Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars. A second internship, if applicable, will take place the subsequent summer. In order to qualify for the second internship and scholarship award a Howard University Kraft Foods Scholar must have a satisfactory performance appraisal for the first internship assignment and maintain a 3.0 GPA. In summary, each award will consist of the following: Up to two paid 10 to 12 week summer internship assignments at a Kraft Foods research facility Up to two $2,500 scholarships

4 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMETS To be considered for the Howard University Kraft Foods Scholars Program, an applicant must be: Enrolled full time at Howard University Classified as a sophomore or junior at the time of application A chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering major A student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Committed to two week summer internships at a Kraft Foods research facility, if applicable based on classification Legally eligible to work in the United States and will not require sponsorship for visa status SELECTION The Howard University/Kraft Foods Selection Committee will review applications and select award recipients. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their GPA, their demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in food industry, their ability to perform Research and Development work, a formal interview, and the quality of their application APPLICATION PROCEDURE Instructions to Institution: Submit one completed application packet for each applicant. All completed applications should be submitted by Sheryl A. Witherspoon in the Office of Student Services. Upon confirming eligibility of each applicant, submit all eligible applications in one package by the due date. Instructions to Applicant: It is your responsibility to provide all documentation for your application packet. All required items must be included in your application packet. No item should be sent under separate cover. Letters of recommendation should be enclosed in sealed envelopes with a signature across the seal. Official transcripts should be enclosed in sealed envelopes. Submit your complete application packet to Sheryl A. Witherspoon in the Office of Student Services in the Lewis K. Downing Engineering Building. APPLICATION PACKET Each application must be typed and contain the following items: Completed and signed Application Form Official transcript A one-page personal statement describing your personal goals and career ambition. Two completed and signed Letter of Recommendation Forms from faculty members, Howard University administrators, or former employers relevant to area of employment (one recommendation MUST come from a professor in your field of study) Current Resume

5 SUBMISSION/DEADLINE Completed application packets must be postmarked no later than September 28, Incomplete, late, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Award recipients will be notified in November For information or to request application forms, please contact Sheryl A. Witherspoon in the Office of Student Services located in the Lewis K. Downing Engineering Building, Room Submit completed application packets to: Sheryl A. Witherspoon Coordinator, Career Development Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences th Street, NW, Room 1114 Washington, DC 20059

6 Howard University Kraft Scholars Program APPLICATION FORM Include this form in the application packet. Attach additional sheets if necessary. Application Form must be typed. Name: LastFirstMiddle Current Address: CityStateZip Code Telephone # Permanent Address: CityStateZip Code Telephone # Gender: Female Male Date of Birth:Social Security #: US Citizen: yes no Permanent Resident: yes no Major/Department: Classification: Expected Graduation Date and Degree: Cumulative GPA:Major GPA:

7 Howard University Kraft Scholars Program APPLICATION FORM – page 2 List honors and distinctions that you have received for achievements in Engineering, the sciences or other academic areas. List your extracurricular college activities (student government, sports, community service, etc). Include offices held and/or awards received where appropriate. Please do not use abbreviations. List the name, title, department, address, telephone number and address of each faculty member/administrator/employer who is providing a letter of recommendation for you ESSAY A one page personal statement describing your personal goals and career ambition. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

8 Howard University Kraft Scholars Program RECOMMENDATION FORM INFORMATION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE APPLICANT: Applicant’s Name: Major/Department: Person asked to complete this form: Relation to the Applicant: INFORMATION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE REFERENCE: The student named above is applying for the Howard University Kraft Scholars Program. Students are selected on the basis of academic ability, personal maturity, and quality of their application. We would appreciate your frank opinion as to the student’s qualifications for this program. Please complete this form and return it to the student in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal. 1.How long and in what capacity have you known the student? 2.Please assess the quality and level of the student’s academic work. 3.What do you consider the applicant’s primary talents or strengths? In what areas does he/she need improvement or growth?

9 Howard University Kraft Scholars Program RECOMMENDATION FORM – page 2 Please provide any additional comments that you feel would aid in the evaluation of the applicant. REFERENCE INFORMATION Name: Position: Campus Address:Telephone: Address: SignatureDate

10 The information provided in this form will be disclosed only to Kraft Foods, Inc. as required to determine eligibility for an award. The information will be available only to qualified people who need to review this document in the course of their duties. I hereby certify that the information provided in this application is to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. I have not knowingly withheld any facts or circumstances that could otherwise jeopardize consideration of the application. Signature:Date: Howard University Kraft Scholars Program DISCLOSURE FORM


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