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?

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!

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, these skills will benefit a student's career path and increase public understanding of science and technology.

Eligibility:
-Must be enrolled as a college or university student (graduate, doctoral, or upper-level [...] More

Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is [...] More

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants
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The ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Awards offers stipends for upper division or graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in the field of mental retardation.

Funds are renewable as long as the student is enrolled. Applicants are invited to send a brief letter to the Trust explaining the nature of the planned proposal and how it relates to the Trust's purposes with an estimate [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
Boston University is excited to announce the Noyce Scholarship Program in Mathematics, a new initiative to prepare middle school and high school mathematics teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation and the School of Education and in collaboration with six local school districts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Noyce Program will train up to 13 graduate students [...] More

CANFIT Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. By providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships, CANFIT hopes to encourage more students to consider [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today's inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields who are encouraged "to be makers of things, not just consumers of things" as highlighted by President Obama at the National Academies of Science in 2009. [...] More

CRAEF Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
Since its inception in 1981, the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) has awarded deserving students and educators more than one million dollars in scholarships and grants. Traditionally, these scholarships are allocated to eager and talented high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education in the restaurant, food service, and [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 12, Annually
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Elms College ElmSTEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time. First-year students interested in majoring in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics are invited to apply to the ElmSTEM program. Students majoring in pre-medical studies or [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] More

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Franklin D. Boyce Scholarship Program was established in August 1996 in recognition of the long years of service provided by Mr. Boyce as CEO of John Randolph Medical Center, and as the first CEO of John Randolph Foundation. Funding for the Boyce Scholarship Program is provided through private donations and through the John Randolph Foundation Endowment. To promote a broad range of [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, and graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study, (includes social science fields of study) at an accredited, non-profit public or [...] More

GRCF Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

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 [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 20, Annually
In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with these two scholarships.

Eligibility:
1) Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
2) Area of college study must be in either science, [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with [...] More

Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
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

National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The DMI-National Dairy Shrine Milk Marketing Scholarships are based on ability, interests and need. These awards are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, general education and [...] More

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 02, Annually
Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students
-The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school students 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.

Academic [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] More

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
In 1979, the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation was developed. Since that time, the foundation has awarded over $110,000.00 in scholarships to outstanding students.

The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US. Each student selected will receive a $1,500.00 [...] More

PG&E NuEnergy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 09, Annually
The NuEnergy scholarship program targets top-performing college students who have an interest and desire to pursue a career in the energy sector.

Awards
For this year's NuEnergy scholarship program, an approximate total of $15,000 will be awarded among 3-5 recipients.

Eligibility
- Students interested in applying must have a primary address that is within the PG&E service territory.
[...] More

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships at CSU
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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Cleveland State University seeks to encourage talented science, technology,engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become 7-12 mathematics and science teachers in urban schools. The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship recipients become STEM Fellows in the Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has transitioned to a 100% paperless application process via [...] More

Southwest Washington Medical Center General Health Career Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 03, Annually
SWMC General Health Career Scholarships: These scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors accepted into a college of their choice, or returning college students residing in Clark or Skamania counties.

The three scholarship categories are funded by sales from Southwest Washington Medical Center’s two gift shops located on the main campus. The number of scholarships awarded [...] More

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. From prescription drug and medical device torts, to intellectual property disputes surrounding proprietary biological research, healthcare and life science professionals have become an essential part of American justice. In [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 02, Annually
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students.

-Must be of Hispanic Heritage
-Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school [...] More

The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
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.

Through generous donations, the Freemont Foundation is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our dedicated Board of Directors to [...] More

The Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
We believe that we must invest in our own future - the future of healthcare. We must ensure that there will always be well-trained doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals to work in our health centers. To support this belief every year the Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation provides scholarships to students pursuing an education in the medical and allied health [...] More

The Primary Health Network Health Professionals Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
We believe that we must invest in our own future - the future of healthcare. We must ensure that there will always be well-trained doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals to work in our health centers. To support this belief every year the Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation provides scholarships to students pursuing an education in the medical and allied health [...] More

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 20, Annually
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. Entries may only be sent by [...] More

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
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.

Award Details:
-Up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500 will be awarded annually and are not renewable
-10 [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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.). Amount varies, based on financial need. Applicants must complete undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the [...] More

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 29, Annually
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

Eligibility:
-High school diploma or GED must be from a Washington State high school or institution
-Must be a [...] More

ZONTA Women in Science Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
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

Last Edited: December 2015

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