Saint Louis University

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Scholarship Information

Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded twice a year. Application deadlines are May 1 and October 1. Applicants must permanently reside in Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles or Warren counties in Missouri. Awards do not exceed $1,000 per academic year and $2,500 per academic career. Scholarships are not renewable, but recipients are encouraged to reapply until they reach the $2,500 maximum award.

American Culinary Federation Scholarship
Scholarship applications are due May 1 or September 1 and are evaluated on a 100 point scaled based on a set of criteria consisting of GPA, participation in culinary competitions, volunteer for school and industry activities, American Culinary Federation involvement, essay, and letters of reference. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply, as well as, be currently enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACFEF registered apprentice. Applicants must have completed a grading or marking period (trimester, semester or quarter) and have a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef.

Health Careers Foundation 
Scholarship/loan program runs January 1st

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions: Scholarship of Excellence
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize outstanding students in allied health professionals who are achieving excellence in academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the profession. The application deadline is May 15th

Missouri Higher Education Academic "Bright Flight" Scholarship Program
This merit-based program encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools. To apply, a graduating high school senior must be enrolling as a first-time, full time student at an approved Missouri school. The applicant must be a Missouri and United States citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must have a composite score on the ACT or the SAT in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests by June test date senior year in high school. Applicants must receive this scholarship during the academic year immediately following their senior year in high school (or high school equivalence).

National Institutes of Health: Undergraduate Scholarship Program
An award of up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients may be giving for 1 year and can be renewed up to 4 years. Students must show a commitment in pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Applicants must be US citizens, national, or qualified noncitizens and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited, 4 year undergraduate institution. Applicants must be from a disadvantaged background based on their financial aid office certifying them having "exceptional financial need" with a 3.5 GPA or higher or within the top 5 percent of their class. 

Coco-cola Scholars Program (click on scholarships)
Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the US. Applicants must be anticipating competition of high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school is necessary for eligibility. Applicants may not be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

American Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship
(must be an ADA member to log in)
Applicants must complete the academic requirements in a CADE-accredited/approved college or university Didactic or Coordinated program for minimum standing as a junior in the current application year. Applicants must show demonstrate or show promise of being a valuable, contributing member of the profession. ADA membership and US citizen or permanent residency is required to apply.

American Dietetic Association (ADA) Scholarships
Scholarships are available for graduate students and dietetic interns with strong academic records with promise in the field of nutrition. Refer to the website or contact the agency directly for applications and additional information. Amount of awards: $500-$3,000

Culinary Trust
Provides $5,000 cash scholarship award for the student to conduct an independent study and research in France as it relates to French food, wine, history, culture and traditions. The scholarship offsets expenses for travel, research and accommodations. The endowment fund was established in 1997 to perpetuate Julia Child, CCP's culinary interest and legacy.

National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation
(There are 10 scholarships listed on this page with direct links to the specific organization's website.) Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate a dedication to study a future career in the food industry. Applications are available on the organizations website.

New York City Department of Health: Health Research Training Program
For undergraduate and graduate students majoring in health professions, this scholarship provides funding for the Health Research Training Program. Awards are distributed based on academic merit and financial need. This program provides students the opportunity to experience some of the "real life" challenges of public health. Applications are available on the website or by writing to the organization directly. Email: or call 311 and ask for additional information on the Health Research Training Program.

James Beard Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are given to augment the cost of various culinary schools and are based on both merit and financial need. Scholarship information and applications can be found on the website. Amount of Award/Tuition Remission: Varies

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
WCR offers scholarships and internships in five categories to WCR members only. You may submit a membership application along with your scholarship/internship application. Additional information and copies of the application are available on the website. Amount of Award: Varies. Application Deadline: March 2010

Missouri Dietetic Association
MDA offers a variety of scholarships for students. More information and applications are available at the website.

Morrison Management Specialists
Offers a scholarship for current seniors, in a didactic program accredited by the American Dietetic Association, or a current junior, enrolled in a coordinated program accredited by the American Dietetic Association. Recipients of this award who accept the scholarship, enter into an employment agreement with Morrison for 12 to 36 months upon graduation. Amount of Award: Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement. Application and further information can be found at the website.

Association of Food and Drug Officials
The AFDO offers a scholarship open to juniors and seniors who have a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs o consumer product safety. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate leadership abilities to be considered for the award. Amount of award: $1,500. Additional information and applications are available at the website.

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