Information on external scholarships is available here.
Human Nutrition students may consider applying for the following bursaries and awards:
Sodexo Canada Scholarship
- Open to 3rd and 4th years who are residents of either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island
- Value $5,000 non-renewable
Applicants must show professional and academic promise and a commitment and interest in working in the food service industry in either culinary, supervisory, hospitality, managerial or dietetic programs. Applicants must submit a letter (2 page maximum), stating their commitment and interest in the food service sector, along with a resume or CV. Selection criteria will be based on the following: application requirements, academic standing, potential contribution and commitment to the food service industry in culinary, supervisory, hospitality, managerial or dietetic programs. Please note: third year HNU student winners are eligible to reapply in their fourth year of the HNU program.
Kevin Fraser Memorial Bursary
Five $1000 bursaries will be awarded. Established in memory of Kevin Fraser by Sodexo Canada. Kevin was General Manager with Sodexo at StFX for many years and passed away suddenly in 2018. He loved his time at StFX and contributed behind the scenes to many students success at StFX. To be awarded annually to any first- or second-year student enrolled full-time in the Human Nutrition program from Nova Scotia and is based upon financial need. Apply directly at the Financial Aid office (Nicholson Tower 204 & 206). Please check the following link for deadlines: https://www.mystfx.ca/financial-aid/
Marian Naczk Memorial Award
Dr. Marian Naczk [1946-2013] was a Professor in the Department of Human at St. Francis Xavier University from 1989-2013 and Chair of the Department for a decade. Dr. Naczk was well known and respected for his research productivity, authoring over 100 scientific articles, in the field of food science. Students and colleagues knew him best as a caring teacher and mentor who would do anything he could to support students in their education and career paths. This award is conferred annually to a Human Nutrition student in their final year of study, who demonstrates academic excellence combined with compassion and support of their fellow students in the same spirit in which Dr. Naczk is remembered. For more information, click here. Award annually in March at the HNU student banquet.
Sir James Dunn Scholarship
The Sir James Dunn Foundation of St. Andrews, NB generously provides scholarships each year to interns in the StFX Integrated Dietetic Internship (IDI) program. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate the potential for leadership with a keen interest in dietetics as it relates to healthy aging and the nutritional care of the elderly.
Interested students submit a 1-2 page cover letter outlining their experience working with seniors as part of their IDI application. Two scholarships are awarded each year. Each scholarship provides $825 toward the student’s practicum tuition, for each of the three internship practicums (total of $2475 per intern) of the IDI program.
CAFP Award of Excellence
- Applicant must have completed the third year (or equivalent) in the Human Nutrition degree program or be proceeding to a dietetic internship or food/nutrition- related post-baccalaureate program.
- Value $1,000
- As a legacy, of the Canadian Association of Food Service professionals (CAFP), bursaries have been granted to students at Canadian Universities that had a student branch, which supported the Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals. One bursary worth $1,000 will be awarded to a Human Nutrition student who demonstrates the CAFP values of personal growth, industry commitment and community contribution. Driven by industry engagement and contribution either through their work or through volunteerism, it is essential that the candidate be involved within their program as well being a great citizen of the University. The candidate must be have completed third year (or equivalent) in the Human Nutrition degree program or be proceeding to a dietetic internship or food/nutrition- related post-baccalaureate program.
- The candidates must submit a resume that includes community involvement, and a two-page description of their career goals that includes a brief statement of financial need. The evaluation of the applications will be based on: career objective that are consistent with the values and goals of the award, relevant experience, financial need, community involvement, extracurricular engagement, academic achievement.
Dietitians of Canada Student Awards
- If you are a student member of Dietitians of Canada there are several students award valued at $2500, $750 and $500.
- Check out www.dietitians.ca
The Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship
Two individual scholarships of $2000 will be awarded. Students eligible to apply for this scholarship include any student currently attending a post-secondary education institution within Canada, completed at least three years of study in a program that has application to the dairy industry, and must be a resident of either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island and must show professional and academic promise and a commitment and interest in the dairy industry. Applicants must complete the application form, one-page letter stating their commitment and interest in the dairy industry, official transcript of marks for completed years in post-secondary education, and three reference letters (at least one from a professor). Selection criteria will be based on the following: application requirements, academic standing, potential contribution and commitment to the dairy industry.
More information can be obtained each September at http://www.dairynutrition.ca/the-maritime-dairy-industry-scholarship
Of interest to students who graduated from a PEI high school
The Helen Herring Award:
- PEI Women’s Institute
- A $500 scholarship awarded annually to a PEI student enrolled in the third year of a university program in Foods & Nutrition/Dietetics and Family Studies/Sciences, Human Ecology or a related discipline
- Deadline date of September 30.
Of interest to students who graduated from a New Brunswick high school:
The New Brunswick Home Economics Association gives several scholarships each year.
Thelma Sewell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded every year to a high school graduate student entering a Home Economics, Family Studies, Human Ecology or Nutrition program in the university
Two scholarship of $1000 each are given to students who have completed two years of university training in Home Economics, and are residents of New Brunswick.
Helen Crocker Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a graduate student furthering her/his education towards a post graduate degree in Home Economics
More information can be found at http://nbhea-anbef.com/helen-crocker-memorial-scholarship or by addressing correspondence to: NBHEA, PO Box 4231, Champlain Place Station, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 6E8
HNU students accepted into a master program may consider applying for scholarships or fellowships at the following link: www.cfuw.org