Food Allergy College Scholarships Available


The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has announced their annual College Scholarship Essay Contest.  High school seniors and current college students who will be continuing studies next year, who live with a food allergy, are eligible to win a $1500 college scholarship.  Applicants will be considered based upon their essay submission on the topic “How Food Allergy Has Made a Difference in My Life.”

Every year, FAAN offers a limited number of $1,500 college scholarships for students who have a food allergy. Winners are selected on the basis of the essays they write.

Essay Theme: How Food Allergy Has Made a Difference in My Life

Eligibility: Applicants must be…

  • Diagnosed with a food allergy (immune system reaction) by a physician. Each finalist will be required to furnish a letter from his or her physician confirming this diagnosis.
  • An undergraduate or graduate student in a program in the United States for the 2007-2008 school year. (You do not need to have selected the school that you will be attending).

Application Deadline: March 1, 2007

Head to FAAN Teen for more information and to download the application.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hello, I was diagnosed about a year ago with being allergic to 23 foods. I was 17 at the time and I am looking for a scholarship. Thank you

    • Hi Shea, you will need to reach out to the organization and others directly. This is an older news story and I haven’t updated it as there haven’t been other offers that I’ve seen.

  2. Hi . My daughter is seventeen and a senior in high school. She has severe food allergies to peanut, egg and rice. Her older brother was diagnosed with peanut and milk allergies. He had a severe reaction to rice baby cereal at seven months old. Due to the discovery of my sons food allergies we were advised to be cautious with our daughter. I am happy to say they are both doing very well now thanks to the wonderful care we got from our doctors. I am looking for college scholarships for my daughter. Please let me know if you have any scholarships available. Thank you for your attention

  3. I was looking for the scholarship page for people with allergies to dairy and wheat. I am 17 and trying to find he to go to college next fall. Thank ou

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