Information and Application Form 2014-2015
1. A student MUST:
- Be a Nutrition Major AND be enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year to receive a scholarship as a tuition benefit.
- An undergraduate student graduating in May 2014 or August 2014 may apply for graduate scholarships if planning to attend as a graduate student in the 2014-2015 school year.
2. Currently enrolled undergraduate students graduating in December 2014 who will be pursuing a graduate degree during the Spring Semester 2015 are eligible for graduate scholarships.
3. The deadline for applications for scholarships/awards is 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014.
4. Some scholarships require your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to be awarded. If you do not complete your FAFSA then you cannot be considered for those scholarships. To complete your FAFSA please go to www. FAFSA.gov.
5. Applications must be submitted electronically to Belynda Brock in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems Main Office (FG 210). Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Each application must include the following items for consideration:
1. Completed Application Form
2. Completed USM Awards Form. Complete all information except “Award to be Presented” and “Description of Award”
3. A current Degree to Progress Report, including Fall Semester 2013. (Student can save as a PDF from SOAR under Student Center-Academic Summary – Degree progress report).
Nutrition and Food Systems Scholarships
Margaret McCarthy Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Dietetics with half interest to each.
Allene Vaden Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student completing a degree in Food Service Institution Management who has chosen a thesis research topic regarding Food Service/Institution Management. Half of the award is to be paid upon selection of the student, the other half to be paid upon submission to the graduate school of an approved thesis, no later than two years after the initial award is made. The recipient will be determined by application to, and reviewed by, a committee composed of faculty in Food Service Management and the Director of Home Economics.
Fern Rogers Hesson Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the field of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service.
Mark C. Applewhite Memorial Nutrition Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award one or more scholarships to native Mississippians pursuing graduate studies in Nutrition on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and need.
Norma Brogan Johnston Memorial Endowment in Nutrition and Food Systems
The purpose of this fund is to serve in loving memory of Mrs. Norma Brogan Johnston and to provide a scholarship for a student seeking a degree and career path in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems. The recipient should be a Mississippi resident and maintain a 3.50 GPA. They should have demonstrated strong leadership during high school.
Ruth Ann M. Broome Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving Dietetics student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems who has been accepted to the dietetic internship program at The University of Southern Mississippi. Preference will be given to students who are native Mississippians.
Jane Boudreaux Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. Consideration will be given to a native Mississippian.
Merchants Foodservice Nutrition and Food Systems Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems who is a native Mississippian.
Karl Huhner and Darlene Smith-Huhner Memorial Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a $500 scholarship annually to a student who is majoring in Nutrition with a minimum 3.25 GPA. First preference shall be given to a student from the New Orleans Metro Area. Second preference shall be given to a full-time graduate student.
Driskell/Peters Graduate Research Fellowship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student enrolled full-time in a Master's Degree program in Nutrition with a 3.0 GPA or above. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and may hold the fellowship for a maximum of two years. Recipient must work 15-20 hours weekly on assigned nutrition research project.