|HNFE offers these awards and scholarships to outstanding applicants. Awards are typically opened mid fall or early spring with notifications sent to students, and if applications are currently being accepted, links are listed below.
|Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Hokie Spirit Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation in 2008, in memory of and to honor the victims of the April 16th, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. This scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate students with exceptional commitment to community service and financial need. Two tuition scholarships will be awarded (equal fall and spring semester distributions), dependent on qualified applicants. Two awards of $4500; application opens Spring 2017.
|Cardiac Rehab Scholarship
Awarded to one undergraduate student with outstanding grades who has a strong record of community service in health promotion, rehabilitative or preventative exercise who plans to attend graduate school (May 2016 graduation date or later). One award of $250; next application Fall 2017.
|P. Howard Massey International Scholarship
Supports graduate or 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 can cover travel costs for research, study abroad, and exchange at professional meetings; and student tuition and fees. Next application Fall 2017.
|George A. Oley Fund for Excellence
The award recognizes undergraduate students who have an interest in attending graduate or professional school following graduation; show strong academic achievement (2.0 or above); and participate in either ACC or intramural sports at Virginia Tech. One or two awards of $750; next application Fall 2017.
|CALS Outstanding Senior Award - HNFE candidate
Each major in CALS selects an outstanding graduating student for their major, and all seniors who plan to graduate in May, August, or December of the current academic year, with a GPA of 3.4 or higher, are eligible to be nominated by HNFE faculty. The awardee will be selected based on outstanding performance in several or all of the following areas: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and contributions of service to the university and / or community. One award of $150.
|Carol B. Papillon Dietetic Scholarship
Mrs. Ellen Kirby Coale and Dr. Charles W. Coale, Jr. established this scholarship in honor of Carol Papillon in recognition of her outstanding service to the field of dietetics. The award is given to a junior or a senior dietetics major who is preparing for a Dietetic Internship, is committed to the profession of dietetics, and has financial need. One award of $1000; next application Fall 2017.
|Brenda H. Rohe Dietetic Scholarship
Given by the Rohe family in honor of Brenda Rohe, who is a graduate of the dietetics program at Virginia Tech. The award is given to a rising junior or senior dietetics major from southwest Virginia or North Carolina who has demonstrated academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and talent for a career in Dietetics. Applicants must have a permanent residence in North Carolina, or one of the following Virginia counties/cities to be eligible: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, or Wythe. Two tuition awards with equal distributions for fall and spring semesters, dependent on qualified applicants. Two awards of $2200; application opens Spring 2017.
|Sebolt Fitness/Wellness Research Award
This award is given annually in memory of Dr. Don Sebolt who oversaw the undergraduate service program in exercise and sports. This award recognizes and supports travel to a scientific conference to present research on the health aspects of physical fitness. Students can either be attending this meeting in the future, or have already attended the meeting during the previous summer or fall, or the upcoming spring prior to the application date. Students will need to provide documentation of their participation in the meeting. One award of $250; next application Fall 2017.
2017 Outstanding Senior: Daniel Giraldo Herrera was selected for his dedication to excellence both in and out of the classroom. The recipient of several honors scholarships, he also volunteered with numerous organizations such as Kids Tech University, the Language and Culture Institute of Virginia Tech, the Latino Association of Student Organizations, Global Health, and the Hokie Health Club. He also served as a tutor for the Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity and the Student Success Center. When deciding on a college major, he said, "the obvious choice was HNFE because it combined exercise and nutrition along with the science courses, which were my favorite in high school. During the last seven years, my exercise and healthy eating behaviors have evolved. Now more than ever, I carefully monitor them because of the knowledge I’ve gained through my education.”