Nutrition and Food Science


NFSC Student Scholarships

There are eight scholarships/awards available for undergraduate/graduate students in Nutrition and Food Science.

  1. The Angela Nuzum Memorial Scholarship. Must be an undergraduate in good standing with financial need and be active in major. ($200)
  2. North Valley Dietetic Association (NVDA) Scholarship. Must be a senior or graduate student and show commitment to the field of dietetics. ($300)
  3. Luella Hopton Madsen Scholarship. Must be an undergraduate and a high school graduate of a school located in Butte County or a surrounding county. ($1,300)
  4. Doris Woods Lynch Scholarship. Must be a junior or senior in good standing with financial need. (available alternating years) ($750)
  5. Florence Ritchie Scholarship. Must be a junior or senior in good standing and demonstrate commitment to the field. ($1,000)
  6. Don and Linda Cadawalader Scholarship. Must be a NFSC major, 2.5 GPA minimum, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. ($2,000)
  7. NFSC Alumni + Friends Award. Must be active in the major. ($500)
  8. The Dr. Faye Dietetic Internship Scholarship. The Dr. Faye Dietetic Internship Award was established to honor her for her many contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of dietetics. It is her wish to acknowledge and encourage those students who have chosen internships that reflect their most passionate interests in the field. ($1,000)
  9. The Fogleman Endowment for CSU, Chico DI. No matter the subject, Sam Fogleman (Business Administration, ’85) and Laura Fogleman (Dietetics, Home Economics, ’85) believe education means opportunity—to learn, understand, and improve the world. After supporting a scholarship for accounting students for several years, they decided to create an endowment for nutrition and food science majors who share Laura’s passion. Financial hurdles, they agree, should never stand in the way of students’ opportunities to pursue internships and, ultimately, their dreams. To apply, contact Lauren McNamara at ($1,500)
How to Apply

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The NFSC scholarships (except #7) require completion of a Wildcat Scholarship Application. 

The open application period for the Wildcat Scholarship is January 2 - February 15.

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Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship

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Scholarships for students majoring in programs in the College of Natural Sciences each year.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

California State University, Chico provides merit and scholarship awards to deserving students for graduate studies and many go unfilled. Each year the number and size of these awards vary according to annual endowment earnings, contributions to scholarship funds, and applicant qualifications.

Students must complete a single online application to be considered for all university scholarships. In addition, some program scholarships have additional application requirements. The CSU, Chico online scholarship application is due in the fall of each year for the next academic year.

Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waivers & Graduate Fellowships

Grant Opportunities

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for research, travel, and study grants to support graduate-level research. Each month, the Graduate School sends monthly graduate student announcements to all enrolled students. These announcements include a section on grant opportunities.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RESP)

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RESP provides multiple resources for graduate students to find funding. Resources include:

  • Monthly Funding Announcements
  • Other Funding Sources
  • Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)
  • MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (PDF)
  • Internal Research Grants
  • CSU Chancellors Office Grant Funds
  • Funding Search Requests