Information on external scholarships is available here.
Human Nutrition students may consider applying for the following bursaries and awards:
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


Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP) administers bursaries to encourage students to develop themselves in the culinary, supervisory, hospitality, managerial and dietetic programs. Some are specifically for students who are CAFP members and other are open to all students in nutrition related programs.  Check out the following link to apply to bursaries sponsored by Ecolab, Sara Lee, Campbell’s Company of Canada, MapleLeaf Foodservice and Bunge as well as the Don McPhie Family Memorial Bursary and the Ron Whittet Humanitarian Bursary.

Bob Taylor Memorial Bursary

The Halifax/Dartmouth CAFP Branch began awarding the Bob Taylor Memorial Student Bursary in 2010. This award is open to students who are active members of a CAFP Student Branch for Halifax/Dartmouth at Mt.SV or the Student Branch of the Northumberland Branch at St.F.X. or the Junior Chef's Association of NS. For an application for, click here.

The Aramark Student Branch Gold Plate Award sponsored by the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP)
Applicants will be judged on association involvement, industry experience, commitment to the food service industry, community service activities (which may or may not be food related), scholastic achievement and a written essay.
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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.
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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

Of interest to students who graduated from a PEI high school

The Doris M. Anderson Senior Award
sponsored by the Prince Edward Island Home Economics Association (PEIHEA):

  • Student is entering their fourth year in a Home Economics/Family Sciences/Nutrition/ Consumer Science / Human Ecology or related program at an accredited Maritime University.
  • Student is a graduate of a Prince Edward Island High School
  • The award is based on academic merit, a demonstrated positive attitude toward the profession of Home Economics, and participation in non-academic activities.
  • Valued at approximately $500
  • Deadline date of October 31. More information at

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
NBHEA Scholarships
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 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: