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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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

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Lumpkins Family Merit Scholarship in the College of Science

University of Notre Dame

$25,000 January 01, 2025 See Details
 

Lumpkins Family Merit Scholarship in the College of Science

University of Notre Dame

award

$25,000

deadline

January 01, 2025
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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

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Food and Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship

Tuskegee University - College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Food and Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship

Tuskegee University - College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences

award

$10,000

deadline

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EAGLES Scholarship - PSU

Portland State University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

EAGLES Scholarship - PSU

Portland State University

award

$10,000

deadline

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Richard and Muriel Saunders Family Scholarship

Colorado Mesa University

$10,000 August 01, 2024 See Details
 

Richard and Muriel Saunders Family Scholarship

Colorado Mesa University

award

$10,000

deadline

August 01, 2024
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Milton Rose Science Fellows Scholarship

Pfeiffer University

Up to $8,000 December 19, 2024 See Details
 

Milton Rose Science Fellows Scholarship

Pfeiffer University

award

Up to $8,000

deadline

December 19, 2024
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Dupont Pioneer Scholarship

Tuskegee University - College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences

$5,867 Varies See Details
 

Dupont Pioneer Scholarship

Tuskegee University - College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences

award

$5,867

deadline

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TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

TYLENOL Brand Scholarship Fund

Up to $10,000 August 01, 2024 See Details
 

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

TYLENOL Brand Scholarship Fund

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

August 01, 2024
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Excelerate in STEM Scholarship - MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Up to $4,500 Varies See Details
 

Excelerate in STEM Scholarship - MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

award

Up to $4,500

deadline

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