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

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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