Kinsman International Award

  • Dr. Donald M. Kinsman was a long-time AMSA member whose work in meat science research and commitment to international opportunities for students set him apart from his peers. The objective of this program is to honor the memory and achievements of Dr. Kinsman and promote international collaboration by recognizing an outstanding student member with a financial award in support of international travel.
  • Eligible students must present verification of their plan to travel internationally with primary intent toward meat science education. Appropriate international activities involve the international travel of a student for the primary purpose of meat science education. (Examples include study, research, or internship opportunities, as well as attendance at meetings that are international for the student, such as ICoMST or RMC, for the purpose of presenting their research findings).

In recognition of Dr. Kinsman’s distinguished service in the armed forces, special consideration is given to applicants with military service records.

Nature of the award
  • One award will be presented in 2024. The award consists of a cash payment of $2,000. The recipient will also be required to provide a follow-up report that details how the funds were used and details their experiences.
Materials to apply
  1. Cover Letter- The student shall write a cover letter describing his/her interest in meat science, possible career choice, and the purpose for applying for the scholarship(s). This should include details regarding: Need of financial support and Reasons for attending the conference, etc.
  2. Resume-The resumé will be evaluated on the basis of its suitability to accompany a job application in the meat and food industry.
  3. Student Unofficial Transcript
  4. Any additional items (if applicable)
Submitting Application

Application materials should be combined into one PDF file titled "Name of Nominee_Name of Scholarship", which should also be included in the email subject line. Applications will be submitted to Joanna Hardcastle at You will receive a confirmation email to verify the application was received. 


If you have questions or need additional information on the program, contact Joanna Hardcastle at