Nutrition Scholarships

It’s lunchtime in the school cafeteria and you are hungry with a capital H. Do you choose the burger topped with cheese and bacon, a salad with grilled chicken or the Hawaiian-style pizza? If you picked choice B, you clearly know how to make informed food selections and are aware of the short- and long-term effects of your diet. But ever thought about transforming that interest into a career?

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As a nutrition major, you’ll study the foods we eat on the scientific level (which is why the major is also often called food science) and the impact they have on society. Your classes will include everything ranging from biology and chemistry to economics and psychology and though the curriculum will be as varied as it is challenging, your plate will be heaping with job opportunities after college. Becoming a dietitian or nutritionist is the most common path – schools, celebrities and athletes regularly hire personal ones – but majors can also parlay what they’ve learned into the fields of journalism, agriculture, education and medicine. All this knowledge doesn’t come cheap, though, so funding your education is a must and you can do this by applying to numerous nutrition scholarships, grants and fellowships.

The best place to begin your search for nutrition scholarship awards is with the American Dietetic Association Foundation, which awards more than $200,000 in nurtition scholarships every year ranging from $500 to $10,000 each. Next, try your school’s department: Michigan State, Simmons, Georgia State and the University of Utah all offer university-based nutrition scholarships and internship opportunities; Ball State even provides a few pages of links to outside awards. And, of course, there’s Scholarships.com, which lists plenty of essay and merit-based scholarships in addition to the countless nutrition scholarships strictly for majors. We’ve included a few of those offerings below but to find more, complete a free scholarship search on our site today!

Boston University’s Noyce Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Enacting Curriculum Through Engaging Discourse (EnaCTED) Project (2018-2023) is a collaboration of the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and school districts in the Boston area. This program focuses on preparing teachers to design and use high quality mathematics curriculum and discourse-based instruction to support [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Elms is a private college that strives to be accessible to all. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United [...] More

GRCF Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship, students must be full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in dietetics, nutrition, education or general human services. Applicants must also be residents of Kent County, have financial need, and possess a 3.4 minimum GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/4/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans on attending an HBCU or an undergraduate student who currently attends an HBCU). Graduate students who are [...] More

John Randolph Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John Randolph Foundation is proud to offer a number of scholarships for a variety of academic pursuits to local students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina. For a complete list of scholarship programs please visit the scholarship provider's website. Students wishing to apply should begin by [...] More

Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier offers two $1,000 scholarships, available to qualified female students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an applicable program in the upcoming fall. Applicants must have a focus in a food-related industry (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school seniors who plan to major in a medical or biomedical field. The NVMSF extends scholarships to students in the lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut, which is made up of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford, and Beacon Falls. Applicants must have a GPA of [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US. All applications and scholarships will be considered ONLY if the applicant is an employee or child of an employee of a NPFDA Member Company. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university or be a high school [...] More

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Each year the makers of TYLENOL award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Twenty-three years and over eight million dollars later, we're proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others. The makers of TYLENOL are proud to provide support to exceptional students as they pursue careers caring for others! [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Three awards will be given. [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More
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