Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.

The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of foodborne illnesses.

In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases, and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.

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Scholarships for Nutrition Sciences Majors

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

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Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

Up to $8,000 Varies See Details
 

Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

award

Up to $8,000

deadline

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SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

award

$2,500

deadline

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R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment

University of North Florida

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment

University of North Florida

award

$2,000

deadline

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Robert and Betty Barbour Scholarship

Madonna University

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Robert and Betty Barbour Scholarship

Madonna University

award

$1,000

deadline

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Outer Drive Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Madonna University

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Outer Drive Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Madonna University

award

$1,000

deadline

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Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize

University of Utah - College of Health

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize

University of Utah - College of Health

award

$1,000

deadline

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Eileen Finn Kuritz Dietetics and Nutrition Award

Mansfield University

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Eileen Finn Kuritz Dietetics and Nutrition Award

Mansfield University

award

$1,000

deadline

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Agricultural Career Program Grant

Parkland College Foundation

$1,000 November 01, 2022 See Details
 

Agricultural Career Program Grant

Parkland College Foundation

award

$1,000

deadline

November 01, 2022
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