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

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

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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Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship

American Oil Chemist's Society

Up to $15,000 January 15, 2021 See Details
 

Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship

American Oil Chemist's Society

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

January 15, 2021
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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

Varies
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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

Varies
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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

Up to $250,000 November 12, 2020 See Details
 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

award

Up to $250,000

deadline

November 12, 2020
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Raymond A. McCullough Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$2,000 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Raymond A. McCullough Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

award

$2,000

deadline

January 31, 2021
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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

Varies
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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

Varies
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Sam Belote Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$1,000 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Sam Belote Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

January 31, 2021
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming Scholarship

Central Wyoming College

$1,000 March 01, 2021 See Details
 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming Scholarship

Central Wyoming College

award

$1,000

deadline

March 01, 2021
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