Scholarships and financial aid

Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) is jointly administered by both the College of Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Regardless of college, the core courses in each undergraduate major stay the same. Scholarships are awarded annually to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University (ISU).

Scholarship information and procedures are determined by the type of student:

Undergraduate teaching assistant

Students who are interested in being a Teaching Assistant (TA) for an FSHN course must read the position description  and COI Confidentiality statement. After reading, students are invited to apply for a position. Based on requests made by FSHN faculty, qualified students will be matched with a course. Upon official employment as a TA, students will be required to sign the confidentiality statement when they sign up for payroll.

Cyclone scholars

The department has received USDA scholarships for undergraduate multicultural students majoring in food science. Only incoming students who have been accepted into the university as food science majors are eligible to apply. More details.

Food science students

If you have been accepted to or are now in the five-year bachelor of science/master of science program in Diet and Exercise and are designated as a “graduate student” in the College of Human Sciences or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, you are not eligible to receive an undergraduate scholarship. Apply for a graduate scholarship instead.