Hellen M. Linksweiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarship

The Hellen M. Linkswiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MS-CN) degree program.

An alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S. 1949, Ph.D. 1951), Dr. Linkswiler was one of the pioneering women in nutrition research. She was a meticulous scientific investigator and a conscientious educator. Educating generations of students in human nutrition, Dr. Linkswiler was deeply passionate about the scientific method, teaching students to examine a question with a critical mind, and to communicate findings with clarity and brevity. In addition to her research contributions, Dr. Linkswiler was Treasurer of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, an avid gardener, an excellent cook, and served as an educator and leader within her community.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is proud to host the following scholarship in honor of Dr. Linkswiler :

Tuition: $500 – $1000
Awarded to students to subsidize graduate tuition within the UW-Madison MS-CN.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in the MS-CN.

Criteria for Selection and Application Review:

  • Financial Need
  • Quality of personal statement and career vision
  • Reason for seeking higher education
  • Two letters of recommendation (one should be academic, one should be professional)

Required Components:

  • Completed WiSH application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • C.V./Resume

April 1, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. Central time
Deadline for online submission of application and supporting documents.

April 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Central time
Notification of decisions emailed to applicants.

$500 - $1,000
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your career vision and goals.
  2. Why is obtaining a graduate degree important to you?
  3. List professional memberships, indicate roles and dates (if applicable).
  4. Please provide details on current extracurricular involvement (if applicable).
  5. List any publications, professional presentations, and honors/scholarships (if applicable).
  6. You may choose to describe any additional considerations about your personal finances.
  7. Reference Request
  8. Please upload your current resume using the link below.
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