Margaret Carter Hepler Summer Research Fellowships - $3000
The fellowships provide excellent graduate students with financial support to work on their research project over the summer months. The number of awards and the stipend amount varies, but awardees will receive approximately $3,000. Any HNFE graduate student who is actively working towards completion of a M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation project is eligible. Priority will be given to students who have not previously been awarded this fellowship. Note: students may not concurrently hold both a Hepler Fellowship and a GA for the summer. 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. Next application cycle is fall 2019.

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 February 10th each year. To find the application, select the black "+" button next to Research Grants. Contact Elisha Reichling at 312-899-4768 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.  Apply March 18 - April 21, 2019

P. Howard Massey Food and Nutrition Award
Dr. Massey had a distinguished 36-year teaching career at Virginia Tech that included service as associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of Agronomic and Plant Sciences, director of International Development, and chair of the University Committee on International Programs. He valued interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving that addressed evolving issues related to food and nutrition in the U.S. and abroad. The award will provide scholarship(s), or may be used for student travel for attending national or international meetings that include training, presenting, or professional exchange, including studying abroad. The award is available to HNFE undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients will be required to write a thank you letter with details provided.  Next application cycle is fall 2019.

Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Scholarships
Awarded by the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Committee (not HNFE), these scholarships honor Janet Cameron and Jean Allen Phillips, who were visionaries, exemplary teachers, passionate about health and nutrition, and dedicated to the success of their students. Applicants must be a graduate student in good standing with the university. Research and interests may include human nutrition and foods, culinary history, food culture, household equipment, kitchen design, social history, ethnic traditions, gender studies, or related topics. Two $2000 scholarships are available.  Application is open January 24 - March 24, 2019 (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

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, contact Carlene Arthur at 540-231-7657 or

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 may attend a meeting in the fall, spring, or summer of the current academic year and will need to provide documentation of participation.  Next application cycle is fall 2019.