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New multi-cultural scholarship available for students in food, nutrition, dietetics and health department

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health (FNDH) in the College of Health and Human Sciences is excited to announce a unique scholarship opportunity for incoming 2020 freshmen desiring a nutrition and health related degree from K-State.

The goal is to provide a comprehensive education for FNDH students that incorporates both service learning and education abroad experiences into the academic curriculum to develop and optimize students’ preparations as global leaders trained in health sciences.

Five (5) students will be awarded the scholarship. Each scholarship recipient will receive

  • $6,500 scholarship renewable each year for 4 years based on acceptable academic progress
  • Fully funded 8-week experience in Guatemala participating in a service-learning program and research project while using knowledge and skills to serve the indigenous Maya people. For more information on the Guatemala service-learning program, please visit the FNDH website.
  • $1,000 to support attendance at a professional meeting during senior year
  • A minor in leadership studies
  • Academic mentoring and other support services to help ensure academic success

Scholarship recipients will be FNDH students enrolled in one of the following degree areas: Nutritional Sciences, Nutrition and Health, Dietetics, and Nutrition and Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be admitted to Kansas State University and declare a major in FNDH in the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Students will be a member of an underrepresented group in higher education to include: low income, minority student, first generation students

For more information and to apply, please visit the multi-cultural scholarship webpage. All applicants will be screened, and finalists will be selected for a Zoom interview with the scholarship committee.

Applications must be completed by June 30th. Interviews will begin mid-July with notification by end of July.

 

This article was posted on Friday, May 29, 2020, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.