Department of Food and Nutrition Scholarships

  • The information below gives a partial listing of scholarships available to food and nutrition majors. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid, College of Health and Human Services Scholarship page for a more extensive listing.

    Elizabeth LaVelle Scholarship

    The Elizabeth LaVelle Scholarship is awarded in the spring semester, every four years, to student(s) who meet the following criteria:

    1. Full-time entering freshmen students enrolled in the Food and Nutrition Department
    2. Students who have scored at least 1000 on their combined SAT scores
    3. Students who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
    4. Students who are determined to be of high ability
    5. Students who have financial need according to government standards
    6. To remain eligible for the scholarship, the student recipient(s) must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the spring semester each year and must remain enrolled in the Department of Food and Nutrition 

    Oxley, Rhodes, and Merriman Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded each spring semester by the faculty to one full-time student in the Department of Food and Nutrition. Scholarship criteria include:

    1. Full-time students pursing a degree in the Department of Food and Nutrition
    2. Students who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
    3. Students who have a financial need
    4. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the spring semester

    Rita M. Johnson Legacy Scholarship

    The Rita M. Johnson Legacy Scholarship is awarded in the spring semester to one full-time student pursuing a degree in the Department of Food and Nutrition. 

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards scholarships each spring. Scholarship application forms may be downloaded from the Foundation website, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must be a member to be eligible; other eligibility requirements may vary depending on the scholarship. Most awards are between $500 and $3,000. Applications are available from September to February, and final applications must be postmarked by early February for consideration.

    The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Foundation Scholarships

    The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (PAND) offers scholarships each year to student members pursuing undergraduate degrees. The application deadline is in early March. Please visit the Academy’s website, PAND, for the application and more information.