Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) 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 late fall-to-early spring semester. Awards are available the following academic year.
The online scholarship application is available from early-November to mid-January each year. Applicants must be current students in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition. Please forward applications and reference letters to https://events.anr.msu.edu/FSHNScholarship/.
Scholarship & Funding Opportunities
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.
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
Awarded to students majoring in Dietetics with minimum GPA of 3.0.
Bradford-Adams Endowed Scholarship for Natural Science Nutrition Science
Awarded to students majoring in Nutritional Sciences with minimum GPA of 3.0.
Chenoweth Award in Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Awarded to a Dietetics student accepted into a Dietetic Internship 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
Awarded to undergraduates in Food Science.
Margaret A. Eaegle Endowed Scholarship
Awarded 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
Awarded 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.
Marjorie E. Harris Scholarship in Food Science and Human Nutrition
Recipients must be enrolled students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition with a junior class standing or higher and a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Recipients must also be residents of and have attended high school in the State of Michigan.
P. Vincent Hegarty Food Science and Human Nutrition Quality in Education Fund
Funding awarded to enhance quality of education for students in FSHN.
Barbara Kuhl Hoopingarner International Award
The student must be in a major in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and participating in a research or study abroad program. Preference given to those programs focused in Africa. The recipient must demonstrate academic promise by attaining a GPA of 3.0 or better with financial need.
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.
Iva Robb Jadel Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at MSU and studying Dietetics. Student recipients will make a sincere effort to show leadership ability in campus affairs and provide time for worthwhile community and university volunteer service.
David and Mary Jessup Dietetic Internship Scholarship
Awarded to a Dietetics senior who has demonstrated service to the community and a solid GPA.
Marintha Judson Scholarship
Awarded to an honor student in their sophomore year in a FSHN major.
W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research Scholarship in Food Science
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in food industry-related majors with a 3.0 GPA or better. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must also be involved in extra-curricular activities, demonstrate leadership, demonstrate financial need, and exhibit a passion for food.
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.
Dr. Rohini Desai Mulchandani Scholarship for Study Abroad
First preference for the scholarship to be awarded to students for study abroad opportunities in the donor's home country of India. Second preference for study in other Asian countries. The scholarship may be awarded for other study abroad opportunities in other countries if there are no opportunities in the areas aforementioned.
Delton and Dianne Parks Scholarship
Awarded 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.
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, professional goals, participation in pre-professional experiences/internships, and on a balance of activities within the university and community.
Dale R. Romsos Endowed Fund for Nutrition Research
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students conducting human nutrition research.
The Rachel A. Schemmel Endowed Lecture/Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Awarded 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.
Undergraduate students who have declared Dietetics as a "major preference” or enrolled in the Dietetics Program who demonstrate financial need will be eligible for this award. Support includes but is not limited to internships, travel, experiential learning opportunities and general scholarship support. Preference shall be given to applicants who are first-generation college students and/or students who are socially, economically, and/or educationally disadvantaged. Special consideration shall be given to ensure that this scholarship supports the donors’ desire of building and supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Dietetics Program.
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 3.0.
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 who demonstrates financial need and interest in pursuing a career in the dairy or food science industries.