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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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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Academic Investments in Math and Science Scholarship - BGSU

Bowling Green State University - Office of Admissions

$1,500 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Academic Investments in Math and Science Scholarship - BGSU

Bowling Green State University - Office of Admissions

award

$1,500

deadline

March 01, 2022
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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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Center for Alcohol Policy National Writing Competition

Center for Alcohol Policy

Up to $5,000 January 28, 2022 See Details
 

Center for Alcohol Policy National Writing Competition

Center for Alcohol Policy

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

January 28, 2022
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming Scholarship

Central Wyoming College

$1,000 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming Scholarship

Central Wyoming College

award

$1,000

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship

Mansfield University

$850 Varies See Details
 

Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship

Mansfield University

award

$850

deadline

Varies
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