Nutritional Science Scholarships

Opportunities for independent research study and undergraduate internships exist at the University of Maryland, federal research laboratories like the USDA-Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, health care settings and regional industry.

Scholarship opportunities exist through the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, including the Robert Facchina Scholarships. In addition, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute of Food Technologists offer scholarships for students.

Information on employment and scholarships is posted through the departmental undergraduate email listserv. You are strongly encouraged to obtain an e-mail account and contact us at to be sure that your name is added to the email list for Dietetics. You may also contact your faculty advisor for more information.

Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program

As part of their commitment to helping students excel in science, The Dannon Company is offering a scholarship of$25,000 to a current or incoming graduate student to enhance his or her academic path in probiotics and yogurt research. For students who are planning to further their education on topics like the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics, this is an exciting opportunity to not only receive educational support, but also be affiliated with an industry leader.