Graduate Student Scholarships

There are many graduate scholarships (PDF) available to graduate students whose home department is food science and human nutrition (FSHN). Students in the concurrent BS/MS Diet and Exercise program can apply for undergraduate and graduate-level scholarships.

How to apply: 

Deadline: Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application, contact us at

Graduate Assistantships

Priority of department scholarships and research assistantships will be given to applications received by December 1 for fall semester. Department scholarships and research assistantships are based on: 1) approval into Food Science and/or Nutritional Science; 2) faculty acceptance into laboratory; and 3) availability of funding.

Scholarships are also available on a competitive basis from FSHN, the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Sciences, and other sources.

The following materials will be used by the potential major professor to determine whether or not a candidate will be offered an assistantship:

  • Letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose
  • Statement of interest in specific signature area on supplemental form

More information on the assistantship application process can be found on each program’s application and admission page.

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