MAFTO Scholarship Information

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MAFTO's events raise money for scholarships. Since 2005, MAFTO has awarded 112 scholarships totaling $280,000.

2016 scholarship recipientsEligibility Requirements

You must be a member of the Mid-Atlantic Food Trades Organization for one year. Or, you are a child/stepchild or grandchild of a qualified MAFTO member. And, you will be a full-time returning college student as a sophomore, junior or senior. First year college freshman are not eligible to apply.

The MAFTO Scholarships are awarded without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap or sex. Winners will be selected by the MAFTO Scholarship Committee based on academic success, overall excellence of character, and potential for community contributions and leadership.

Scholarships will be paid directly to the schools that the recipients attend. Applicants agree to accept the MAFTO Scholarship Committee's decision as final.

Application Deadline: August 31

Congratulations to the 2016-17 MAFTO Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 14 Mid-Atlantic Food Trades Organization Scholars.

Abigail BrauerAbigail Brauer, Penn State University

Abigail is a freshman at Penn State University. She is a pre-major in biological systems engineering and is on track to graduate in 2021 with a masters degree. After graduating she would like to focus her studies on genetic engineering.

At Penn State she is involved with the society of women engineers and heavily involved in the equestrian team.


Ryan Brown, University of Arizona

Ryan BrownRyan is a sophomore at the University of Arizona and is from Mantua, New Jersey. He is a double major in both Finance and Arabic and will graduate in the spring of 2019.

He is an active member of the Arizona Men's Soccer Team and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He hopes to be able to use his knowledge of the Arabic language and the global business world to live and work in a foreign country some day.


Courtney Donah, Messiah College

Courtney DonahCourtney is a junior at Messiah College studying communication and business administration. Her concentration is in television and media production, and she is currently involved with the television studio and other media outlets on her campus.

When she graduates, she plans to use her degree to pursue a career in television, specifically within the realm of news and web producing.




Teresa Eade, University of Maryland

Teresa EadeTeresa is currently a junior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is majoring in nursing and public health.

She loves kids and her dream job would be to work as a pediatric nurse in a children's hospital. She is also the Vice President of her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. She loves her family, friends, God, and sisters in DPhiE, and puppies. She wouldn't have gotten this far in her college career without their constant love and support!


Jacob Eberle, Towson University

Jacob EberleJacob graduated from Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and is now currently a freshman at Towson University majoring in Finance.

After graduating at Towson, he plans to go to graduate school to acquire his MBA along with securing a job as a financial advisor in a large financial advisory firm.



Caitlin Hubmaster, University of Delaware

Caitlin HubmasterCaitlin is a freshman at the University of Delaware. She is majoring in Medical Diagnostics with a focus in Pre-PA studies.

She plans to attend graduate school after she completes her degree in order to become a Physician Assistant.



Michael McNicholas, West Chester University

Mike McNicholasMichael is from Springfield, Pennsylvania, and a 2016 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara high school, where he played basketball, volleyball, and golf.

He currently attends West Chester University and is majoring in finance. It is his goal to become either an investment banker or a hedge fund manager.




 Jeffrey Kaplan, Penn State University

Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey is senior at Penn State University. He is majoring in marketing in the Smeal College of Business.

Most recently, he was elected president of his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and is always looking for new and exciting ways to be a leader on campus. When he graduates he is looking to find a marketing or management position within the sports industry.


Belin Mirable, University of Notre Dame

Belin MirableBelin is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Catholic Social Tradition. On campus, she holds positions as a research assistant in a bioengineering research laboratory, a member of the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team, and a tour guide for the Office of Admissions.

After graduation, she hopes to apply her engineering skills to the healthcare industry and work in the sphere of bioengineering.



Michael Natriello, Ramapo College

Mike NatrielloMike is attending Ramapo College in North Jersey and is going for an Accounting major.

In the future Mike will use this degree to get a nice job as an Accountant.





Damien Nemeth, Universal Technical Institute

Damien NemethDamien is attending Universal Technical Institute to study Automotive Mechanics. After he graduates, he wants to become an automotive technician working at a Ford dealership.

Eventually he will pursue additional education to receive all of his ASE certifications and would like to be a master technician.




Kaitlyn Siberski, University of North Georgia

Kaitlyn SiberskiKaitlyn graduated from the Charter School of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware and is currently a Freshman attending the University of North Georgia majoring in Criminal Justice. Her goal upon graduation is to secure a job in law enforcement that will work towards a career as a Special Agent within one of the investigative branches of the Federal Government.

She is passionate about learning all of the various aspects of criminal justice that will prepare her for this endeavor, as well as, earning her POST certificate (Peace Officers Standards & Training ) while at UNG.

In addition, Kaitlyn also plays for the University of North Georgia Women's Soccer Team as a goalkeeper: Go Nighthawks!



Matt Stubin, La Salle University

Matt StubinMatt is from Medford, New Jersey and graduated from Shawnee High school class of 2016.

Matt is currently a freshmen business major at La Salle University in North Philadelphia.






Danielle Witmer, Penn State University

Danielle WitmerDanielle is currently a freshman at Penn State University. Right now she is undecided for her major, but plans to study something in a science field in her next four years at University Park.

Upon graduation, she hopes to have a job that involves helping others and making her community a better place.

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