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 Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Students must be enrolled as a college or university student (graduate, doctoral, or upper-level undergraduates) or [...] More

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Since 1950 the Arc of Washington Trust Fund has promoted research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disabilities and its personal, social, and legal consequences. The Trust provides grants to researchers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho and in British Columbia. Because the Arc Trust Fund is small compared to public funding sources, preference is given to [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Cleveland State University Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Full tuition fellowships awarded to highly qualified applicants committed to addressing social justice and change in Urban School and Communities.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
    -Be enrolled in the Master of Urban Secondary Teachers MUST program specializing in Math
    -Commit to teaching in either Biology and Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Physics and [...] More

CRAEF Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College
    -Be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical fields [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The scholarship program is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Chesterfield (South of Rt. 288 and East of Ironbridge Road), Charles City and Varina (Southeast Henrico, south of I-64). Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply. The purpose of [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • 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 pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. A minimum cumulative [...] More

GRCF Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    - Must be a graduating high school senior (must plan on attending a HBCU) or an undergraduate students (must currently attend a HBCU); graduate students [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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 (STEM) with these two scholarships.

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

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2018
  • Amount: $25,000
  • 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 Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • 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

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

NDS/DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include: Dairy or Agricultural Marketing, Dairy Product Development, Dairy Quality Control or Testing, Dairy Foods or Nutrition, and Food Product Science. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • 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. 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. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US.

    To qualify, each applicant must:
    -Be a college junior or senior the upcoming (award) year at a U.S. institution
    -Be enrolled as a full time student
    -Be pursuing a Poultry or related Agricultural, Ag Business degree – Agricultural [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
  • Amount: $60,000
  • 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

SHPE Professional Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • SHPE will provide $2,000 to applicants who are employed full-time in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in a technical career field and enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree program and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the academic year. Applicant must be pursuing a first master's or doctoral degree. Applicant must be a paid SHPE member in good [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2018
  • 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. Entries may only be sent by [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $7,500
  • 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. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and plan to enroll in an eligible Washington state college or university. [...] More

ZONTA Women in Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • 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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