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Healthcare Scholarship: CANfit Scholarships

Overview of the CANfit Scholarship

CANFIT Scholarships are awarded every year by CANFIT: Communities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Fitness. The scholarships are designed to assist students in California with African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/ Hispanic affiliation who express financial need. The CANFIT scholarships are also designed to encourage more exceptional students to consider careers that will improve nutrition and fitness among adolescents, particularly in underserved communities.

The scholarships are open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in programs in nutrition, physical education, culinary arts. In addition, the scholarship is open to graduate students in nutrition, public health or physical education programs or in an American Dietetic Association Pre-Professional Practice Program. Undergraduate applicants must have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and graduate applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Scholarship applications are accepted between January 1st and March 31st, by mail or fax. All applicants must submit the completed Application Cover Sheet, Statement of Financial Status, two recommendations, a personal letter, an essay, a photograph for publication, and a copy of up-to-date official transcripts. The Application Cover Sheet, the Statement of Financial Status and the recommendation forms may be downloaded from the CANFIT website. The recommendations may come from professors, employers or community leaders. The letter must be 1-2 typed pages; in it, the applicant must describe his or her academic goals as well as regular involvement in community nutrition projects or associations and/or physical education activities.

The essay must be 500-1,000 words. In 2013, the essay topic is: In low income communities of color, young people often grow up without access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables or safe places for physical activity. How can the average adult actively help change these conditions, at the personal level, in one’s own community, and at the national level?

The official transcript must demonstrate 12-15 units of coursework, for graduate students, or 50 units of college coursework, altogether, for undergraduate applicants. Culinary Arts students do not need to submit a transcript.

As scholarships are funded through donations, the amount of the scholarship awarded may vary from year to year. Winning applicants receive scholarship money to be used directly toward tuition and fees; checks are sent directly to the educational institution. All applicants are notified of their award status by June 15th.

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