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

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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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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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Geneva Johnston Hudson Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$1,000 May 01, 2021 See Details
 

Geneva Johnston Hudson Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$1,000

deadline

May 01, 2021
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Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship

Mansfield University

$850 Varies See Details
 

Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship

Mansfield University

award

$850

deadline

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Martha J. Branch Scholarship

Michael and Lauren Branch

$750 May 01, 2021 See Details
 

Martha J. Branch Scholarship

Michael and Lauren Branch

award

$750

deadline

May 01, 2021
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - TCU

Texas Christian University

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - TCU

Texas Christian University

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

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CALS Minority Scholarship - UW - Madison

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Agriculture & Life Science College

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

CALS Minority Scholarship - UW - Madison

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Agriculture & Life Science College

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

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