CANFit Undergraduate Scholarship

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Application Deadline

March 31

Awarded By:

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent upon the amount of funding available. Last year, four awards were given in the entire CANFit scholarship program (undergraduate, graduate, and culinary arts scholarships).
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled in an approved bachelors program in nutrition and physical education.
  3. Must attend a college or university in California accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). To view a list of accredited schools, visit the WASC website at
  4. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Must be a member of one of the following minority groups: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic.
  6. Must have completed 50 semester units of college credit at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in a fitness or nutrition program at an accredited California college or university. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and have completed at least 50 credit hours toward his/her degree at the time of application.

Application requirements for the CANFit Undergraduate Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Financial Status
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants will be notified of award status by June 15.

Award Amount: $500 to $1,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Application information and all required forms are available on the California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit) website. To complete the application process, the student must submit the following: a completed and signed 'Application Cover Sheet'; a completed and signed 'Statement of Financial Status'; two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, community leaders, etc. (submitted on the form provided); a typed one- to two-page letter describing his/her academic goals and involvement in community nutrition and/or physical education activities; a 500- to 1,000-word essay addressing the topic listed on the 'Application Instructions' document; a photograph of himself/herself (billfold size or larger); and official transcripts. The completed original application and three additional copies of each document (except transcript and photo) must be submitted by the deadline date and sent to the address provided.
Contact: Esmeralda Martin
Address: 2140 Shattuck Ave. Suite 610 Berkeley, California 94704

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