Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition has numerous scholarships available for all three undergraduate majors – dietetics, food science and nutritional sciences. These opportunities are available through an annual application process conducted during spring semester. Awards are normally available the following academic year.

The online scholarship application is available from Mid-November to Mid-January each Year. Applicants must be current students in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition.

Apply:  http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=fshnscholarships

Charles H. (Chuck) and Marjorie (Marge) Bagans Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Must demonstrate interest in the dairy sciences.

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Herman B. Blum Scholarship Fund in Food Science and Human Nutrition 

Recipients selected who are interested in food science and exhibit financial need

Albert and Mary Kay Bolles Scholarship in Food Science

Scholarship awarded to students who are majoring in Food Science majors with career plans as food scientists and a record of hard work.  Preference given to Lyman Briggs College students.

Bradford-Adams Endowed Scholarship for CANR FSHN

Award to students majoring in Dietetics with minimum GPA of 3.0

Bradford-Adams Endowed Scholarship for Natural Science Nutrition Science

Award to students majoring in Nutritional Sciences with minimum GPA of 3.0

Chenoweth Award in Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Awarded to a dietetic student accepted into a Dietetic Internship Program or a graduate student in human nutrition or medical-related program.

Virginia Dare Award

Awarded to one undergraduate student per university who has shown outstanding aptitude in a course related to the judging, manufacturing and utilization of flavors in ice cream. Preference is given to students participating in the Dairy Products Judging Team.

Dorothy E. Dugan Memorial Scholarship

Award to undergraduates in Food Science

Margaret A. Eaegle Endowed Scholarship

Awards made to juniors or seniors in dietetics or nutritional sciences. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to U.S. citizens with financial need.

Food & Nutrition Association Senior Professional Development Award

Awarded to a senior graduating spring of application year enrolled in any major in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Consideration will be made based on active participation in FNA activities, recommendations, financial need and minimum GPA of 3.0 in major.

Food & Nutrition Association Undergraduate Scholarship

Award given to a freshman, sophomore or junior level student enrolled in any major in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Must have demonstrated active participation in FNA activities/programs. Preference is given to students with financial need and overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Frozen Food Industry Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Must demonstrate sound academic performance by being a student in good standing within the university. Award to assist students in financial need who are pursuing a career in the food industry. (Provided by the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats).

Beth and Holly Fryer Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student in foods and nutrition or graduate student in human nutrition. Minimum GPA of 3.2.

Future Leaders Mentoring Scholarship

Awarded to students in dietetics or nutritional sciences and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  Preference to students entering their sophomore year who are first generation college students with financial need as determined by federal guidelines.  Students to be advised and mentored by the donor or designee.

Gerber “Carl G. Smith” Award for Excellence

Awarded to a junior in food science. Must have demonstrated academic excellence and exhibited outstanding leadership abilities as indicated by service and extracurricular activities.

Gerber Endowment Fund in Pediatric Nutrition and Food Science

Awarded to undergraduate students in dietetics, food science, or nutritional sciences demonstrating academic excellence. Must provide a statement of how your career plans relate to nutrition and food science with an emphasis on pediatrics.

The Max Gonzenbach Fund for Student Mentoring and Research

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in dietetics, food science or nutritional sciences, or a graduate student in FSHN with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must identify interest in participating in faculty-mentored research projects and scholarly opportunities designed to increase the understanding of foods, nutrition and health outcomes. Particular emphasis will be applied to dairy-based foods.

Daniel and Anne Guyer Spartan Cornerstone Scholarship Challenge

Sophomore eligible for federal need-based financial aid programs; preference for students in dietetics; awarded in alternate years starting in 2014-15.

The Constance Parks Hagelshaw and Doretha June Hagelshaw Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in FSHN. Must be a student in good academic standing.

P. Vincent Hegarty Food Science and Human Nutrition Quality in Education Fund

Funding awards to enhance quality of education for students in FSHN.

Andrew R. and Claudine Burkhart Jackson Dairy Food Science and Human Nutrition Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore or junior student in FSHN with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interest in dairy foods.

David and Mary Jessup Dietetic Internship Scholarship

Award to a Dietetic Senior who has demonstrated service to the community and a solid GPA.

W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research Scholarship in Food Science

Scholarship award to an Undergraduate students in food industry related majors, 3.0 GPA or better, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, full-time student, extra-curricular activities, demonstrated leadership, financial need and exhibits a passion for food.

Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee Scholarship

Awards to junior and seniors in dietetics and nutritional sciences.  Minimum GPA 3.0.  Submission of essay relating to use of soy in a healthy diet.

Marilyn Mook Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in dietetics or nutritional sciences. Must intend to pursue a career in human nutrition and foods. Preference for students experiencing financial difficulty.

Delton and Dianne Parks Scholarship

Award to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition who is pursuing a career in Food Science with preference for students entering the field of dairy processing or production and demonstrating financial need.

Annette Rachman Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate in dietetics. Selection based on financial need, evidence of a successful future in selected field of study and academic achievement. Minimum GPA 2.0.

Lois Gordon Ridley Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

Awarded to a full-time junior or senior in dietetics or nutritional sciences. Selection based on financial need, academic achievement (2.8 minimum GPA), professional goals, participation in preprofessional experiences/internships and on a balance of activities within the university and community.

The Rachel A. Schemmel Endowed Lecture/Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Award given to sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interest in laboratory research. This award includes laboratory funding to the faculty mentor.

Carl G. and Viola Smith Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to any undergraduate major in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Students receiving this award must be considering a career in the food science/human nutrition fields. Preference given to undergraduate applicants with good academic standing. Minority students will be given special consideration.

Charles M. Stine Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a senior in food science. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Tropicana Diversity Scholarship

Established to promote diversity within the food industry.  Preference for food science freshman or sophomore.  Must demonstrate progress in the program and effort toward a career path.  Minimum GPA of 3.09.

G. Malcolm Trout Undergraduate Scholarship

Awards given to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any major in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Must demonstrate sound academic performance by being a student in “good standing” within the university.

Verlene & Dale K. Weber Food Science Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the food science major with a business and management focus and a minimum GPA of 2.5, who demonstrates financial need and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy or food science industries.