Janet L. Cameron Scholarship - $2000
This scholarship recognizes the career of Janet Lowe Cameron at Virginia Tech from 1931-1964; she was the first state food and nutrition specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Awarded by the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Committee, preference is given to applicants from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences whose scholarly pursuits encompass topics related to material in the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection such as the history of foods, human nutrition, or food culture.
Application opens in May of each year.
Hepler Summer Research Fellowships - $3000
The Margaret Ellen Carter Hepler Memorial Fund supports these fellowships, which provides graduate students with financial support for the summer semester to focus on research. The number of awards and the stipend amount varies, but awardees will receive approximately $3,000 for the summer. To be eligible, students must be actively working towards completion of a M.S. or Ph.D., have a GPA of 3.2 or greater, and be enrolled as a full time student during the spring semester. Students may not concurrently have a Hepler Fellowship and a Graduate Assistantship for the summer.
Note: Students who have completed the collection of data for their degree, and are in the phase of analyzing data or writing their thesis/dissertation are not eligible. Applications are open each December for the following summer.
Michael Houston Memorial Scholarship - $500
This award is given annually in memory of Michael Houston, professor emeritus and former HNFE department head. It supports the research pursuits of a GTA who demonstrates a passion for teaching and an excitement for learning.
Application opens each spring.
P. Howard Massey International Scholarship
Supports graduate and undergraduate students engaged in multi-disciplinary applied scholarly activities related to the food/nutrition problems of developing countries. The award supports international and cross-cultural costs related to food and nutrition and may cover travel costs for research, study abroad, and exchange at professional meetings as well as student tuition and fees. Next application will be Fall 2017.
Jean A. Phillips Scholarship - $2000
This scholarship recognizes Jean Allen Phillips, HNF faculty member from 1969 until 1986. Awarded by the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Commitee, preference is given to applicants from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences whose scholarly pursuits encompass topics related to material in the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection such as the history of foods, human nutrition, or food culture.
Next application will be Fall 2017.
S.J. Ritchey Endowed Scholarship
Administered through the Center for Gerontology, this scholarship is awarded annually to students enrolled in the Gerontology Graduate Certificate who are majoring in foods, human nutrition, or international foods and nutrition, or whose research emphasis is in the area of human nutrition and aging. Applications are available in February each year for the following academic year; for more information contact Carlene Arthur, 540-231-7657, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sebolt Fitness/Wellness Research Award - $250
This award is given annually in memory of Don Sebolt, who oversaw the undergraduate service program in exercise and sports and supports travel to a scientific conference to present research on the health aspects of physical fitness. Students can either be attending a meeting in the future, have already attended the previous summer or fall, or will attend in the upcoming spring prior to the application date. Students will need to provide documentation of meeting participation. Next application will be Fall 2017.