The 2018 Nutrition Award Recipients (from left to right): Caroline Nelson, Alyssa Cozzo, Norman Archer, Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis (Chair), Nooshin Ghazi-Moghaddam, Will Green, Reatna Taylor, Sanjay Gadi, Natasha Vos, Mckenzie Caldwell

Please select your program below for information regarding awards and other types of financial support for which students in the Department of Nutrition can apply.
Award Name   Description   Application Deadline
Medical Education Development (MED) Program The Medical Education Development (MED) Program is an intensive educational experience and challenging opportunity to gain insight into the realities of attending medical or dental school. January
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The Joseph Edozien Outstanding Undergraduate Award* Named for a former professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, who was named King of Asaba, a region on the Niger River in Nigeria in 1990; the award recognizes undergraduate students that have excelled academically in the program including community service activities. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Provides funding for summer research opportunities. February 1
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The Bender Curry Family Undergraduate Global Public Health Internship Award To support a summer internship experience with community-focused agencies in either Africa, Asia or Latin America. This award is for an in-state undergraduate student at the Gillings School of Global Public Health who demonstrates a strong commitment to global health. A successful applicant will be able to describe how their global internship experience will build on previous service learning, volunteer or work experiences and foster their career goals in global health. Students apply here. Early April
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Honors Carolina Research Award Provides funding for Senior Honors Thesis Late September
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Derek & Louise Winstanly Scholarship* Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses of a student seeking a degree at the School of Public Health. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31

*Requires letter of support from faculty mentor be sent to the Academic Coordinator by the respective deadline.

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Award Name   Description   Application Deadline
The MaryAnn C. Farthing Scholarship  Named for alumni, donor, and registered dietitian, Dr. Farthing, recognizes outstanding students based on academic performance, community and public health service, and financial need. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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The Cynthia Kay Reeser MPH Scholarship in Nutrition In memory of Cyndi’s dedication to improving the health of impoverished communities throughout the world. Recipients of this award are selected based on continuing studies in the areas of Cyndi’s interests, including vegetarian nutrition, holistic and integrative medicine, sustainable agriculture, and social justice in food production and distribution. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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The Laurel E. Zaks Scholarship In memory of Laurel’s dedication to improving the health of impoverished communities throughout the world. The scholarship is intended to support others who are committed to serving children and communities in poverty across the globe. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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Naomi R. Koehler Endowment for Professional Development in Nutrition & Women’s Health* Provides support for the professional development of School of Public Health students with an interest in nutrition and women’s health. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. February 28
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Public Health Travel Fund To support a current student’s practicum/internship placement. Students apply here. Early April
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MPH Nutrition Need-Based Award Provides funding to MPH Nutrition students who demonstrate financial need. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. October 1
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Derek & Louise Winstanly Scholarship* Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses of a student seeking a degree at the School of Public Health. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Dr. Curtis Glenn Southard Award* Provides support to graduate students with a background in mental health and/or a commitment to working in the mental health field. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Jill and Michael Kafrissen Scholarship in Aging and Public Health* Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses, including travel and living expenses for performance of a practicum related to aging. Preference for a student who is most capable of making substantive contributions to the field of aging. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Jamie Kimble Scholarship for Courage*

 

Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses of a student seeking a degree at the School of Public Health, including travel and living expenses for performance of a practicum. Preference to students committed to careers in the prevention of domestic violence or to students who have been affected by domestic violence. It is the donors request that applicants submit a 250-350-word paper relating their experience with and/or perspective on domestic violence. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31

*Requires letter of support from faculty mentor be sent to the Academic Coordinator by the respective deadline.

Additional Resources:

Award Name   Description   Application Deadline
Derek & Louise Winstanly Scholarship* Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses of a student seeking a degree at the School of Public Health. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Dr. Curtis Glenn Southard Award* Provides support to graduate students with a background in mental health and/or a commitment to working in the mental health field. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31

*Requires letter of support from faculty mentor be sent to the Academic Coordinator by the respective deadline.

Additional Resources:

Award Name   Description   Application Deadline
Ethel J. Coleman Endowed Scholarship in Nutritional Biochemistry Recognizes an outstanding doctoral student studying nutritional biochemistry. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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A. Hughes Bryan Outstanding Doctoral Award* Recognizes doctoral students for outstanding academic performance, GRE scores, community service, papers presented at local and national conferences, and publications. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. January 31
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Gillings Dissertation Award To help students advance dissertation research. Abstracts are reviewed for quality and for the potential for public health impact, dissemination plans, and metrics that measure near- and long-term impact. Students apply here. Early February
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University Cancer Research Fund* Provides funding to help outstanding students interested in cancer and careers in cancer research. Funding includes stipend, in-state tuition, health insurance, and fees. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. February 28
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Department T32 Training Grants* The Department of Nutrition has two T32 Training Grants (Nutrition and Global Cardio Metabolic Disease) that provide funding to eligible doctoral students. Applications will become available in January. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for additional details. April
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Impact & Horizon Awards Recognizes graduate students and recent alumni whose research directly contributes to the well-being of NC citizens and those whose research holds extremely high potential to make a significant contribution to NC citizens and beyond. October 5
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Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Recognizes the highest level of graduate student scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill – for current doctoral students and recent graduates. November 30
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Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research* Recognizes a student in the School of Public Health for excellence in doctoral research. This award has historically been given to a doctoral student who defended his/her dissertation in the previous year. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Dr. Curtis Glenn Southard Award* Provides support to graduate students with a background in mental health and/or a commitment to working in the mental health field. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31
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Derek & Louise Winstanly Scholarship* Provides funds to cover tuition and expenses of a student seeking a degree at the School of Public Health. Department of Nutrition Students can apply here. December 31

*Requires letter of support from faculty mentor be sent to the Academic Coordinator by the respective deadline.

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