HANDS Eligibility

Who is qualified to apply to be a HANDS scholar?

Those applying to be HANDS Scholars should:

  • Be a current or prospective nutrition major
  • Be from a population of first-generation-college or traditionally underrepresented students in the field of nutrition
  • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Be willing to negotiate the demands of chemistry, biology and other science classes
  • Be interested in multicultural nutrition and increasing the diversity of future nutrition practitioners

What type of support will a HANDS Scholar receive if accepted?

HANDS Scholars will participate in a 1-credit Scholars Seminar each semester, and have access to department and campus-based supports including tutoring, mentorship and career counseling. HANDS Scholars will also participate in nutrition conferences and other special programs to increase professional preparation and development skills.