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Financial Resources

The Office of Financial Aid provides information and application forms for available loans and work study positions. Applications for financial aid are generally due during the winter before the following academic year. Please check current deadline requirements with the Financial Aid Office. Departmental employment, financial aid, and work study positions are sometimes available to qualified students.

Office of Financial Aid

105 Schmitz Hall



The Graduate School also provides links to financial resources for graduate students.

Grants and Funding Information Service

The Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS) at the University Libraries (in conjunction with the Graduate School) can also assist in finding funding. They provide workshops ("Introduction to Searching" and "Database Searching") and individual consultations to "help identify the best resources in your search for funding." They have a collection of funding directories and their website has links to resources.


See MCH Traineeships for information about nutrition traineeships available to advanced Nutritional Sciences graduate students through the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the Health Care Resources Administration.


Some program scholarships are available annually to current students. Scholarship applications are requested in early spring quarter for the following academic year. These small awards are intended to assist directly with tuition costs.

The Nutritional Sciences Program is unable to offer financial aid to international students.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

GCPD students have been successful in obtaining scholarships from outside organizations such as the Washington State Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Visit the WSDA and AND websites for more information.


Updated November 6, 2013


Close Up - A Look at the People of SPH: Jennifer Otten

Jennifer Otten, Assistant Professor and expert on food systems, is featured in April's SPH Close Up.  How much food do we throw away?  About one out of every four grocery bags, says food expert Jennifer Otten.  Find out what we can do to reduce our waste: http://ow.ly/LYMcm


Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork
Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system impacts such things as food availability, affordability, and quality.
Download the Issue

Faculty Postions Available The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services are accepting applications to fill positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT). Position Announcement & Application Instructions



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