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 - two awards of $4900
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. To the extent possible, preference will be given to those whose community service has been in the area of cultural integration. Two tuition scholarships will be awarded (equal fall and spring semester distributions), dependent on qualified applicants. Next application cycle spring 2019.
Cardiac Rehab Scholarship - $250
Awarded to one undergraduate student with outstanding grades who has a strong record of community service in health promotion, and rehabilitative or preventative exercise who plans to attend graduate school (May 2018 graduation date or later). One award of $250. Next application cycle fall 2019.
P. Howard Massey Food and Nutrition Scholar Award - one award of $1500, which may be shared
Established in honor of Dr. Massey's distinguished 36 year teaching career at Virginia Tech, including 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, the award is available to both HNFE undergradate and graduate students. Dr. Massey valued interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving that addressed evolving issues related to food and nutrition here and abroad. The award will provide scholarships, or student travel for presenting at national or international meetings, training, or exchange programs (including study abroad and mission trips). Next application cycle fall 2019.
George A. Oley III Fund for Excellence - $1500
Dr. George A. Oley III received a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 1975 and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in 1979. Everyone in his family attended medical school. He has an interest in community service and Virginia Tech sports. The Fund for Excellence is open to all HNFE undergraduate students. Next application cycle fall 2019.
CALS Outstanding Senior Award - HNFE candidate - $150
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.
Carol B. Papillon Dietetic Scholarship - $1000
Ellen Kirby Coale and 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. Next application cycle fall 2019.
Brenda H. Rohe Dietetic Scholarship - $7500 (if two recipients are selected, the amount will be split)
Given by the Rohe family in honor of Brenda Rohe, a graduate of the HNFE's dietetics program, the scholarship 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. Next application cycle spring 2019.
Sebolt Fitness/Wellness Research Award - $500 (may be split between two applicants)
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. Next application cycle fall 2019.
Forrest Thye Scholarship - one or two awards $600/$1200
Established to support student learning and experience in research, preference for first year awards will be given to rising sophomores. Successful applicants will show strong academic achievement (3.0 or above); remain committed to performing undergraduate research during their time at Virginia Tech; are willing to participate in a yearly course, which includes both oral and written presentation of their research projects; and promote an environment of diversity and inclusion. Next application cycle spring 2019.