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 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 is open April 5 - May 14 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 October for the following summer.
Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant: $5000
This annual grant, awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, funds research proposals based on the Academy's Research Agenda for Dietetics.
The deadline is April 1st of each year. To find the application, select the black "+" button next to Research Grants. Contact Stacy Chassagne at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4889 for more information or assistance.
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. Next application cycle is spring 2018.
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 cycle 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 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 cycle 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 with preference given to certificate students whose research is related to older adult health, nutrition, or physical activity. Applications are available in early spring semester and are usually due in March. For more information about the program, contact Carlene Arthur at 540-231-7657 or 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 cycle is fall 2017.