Jaggard Scholarship Winners

Recipients of the William Jaggard Memorial Scholarship.

You are eligible to apply for this award if you are currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate degree program specifically related to the flavor industry.  Our ideal candidate will have a proven passion for analytical chemistry as it relates to the flavor or food industry.

  • 2016: Samantha McKenna

    A native of Long Island, New York, Samantha received her BA in Chemistry from Cornell University in 2013 and is currently pursuing her MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a concentration in flavor chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Keith Cadwallader at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her research topic is: “Identification and Characterization of Mint Lactones: Trace-Level Odor-Important Compounds in Peppermint Oil.” She is currently the Treasurer of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Association at UIUC and an active member of the Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity.



  • 2015: Wenqi Zhu

    Wenqi is currently pursuing a doctorate in food science with a concentration in flavor chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
    Her area of research is “compounds responsible for ‘soy sauce’ flavor of traditional Chinese liquor”.