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2023-24 undergraduate scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the 2023-24 undergraduate scholarship recipients supported by the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Student Fund, established by dedicated alumni and friends to ensure the Food Systems major thrives in its early years.

This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, professional promise, and their ability to overcome challenges. 

 2023-24 Food Systems Student Fund Scholarship Recipients

  • Valerie Lam
  • Lavender Wang
  • Carlos Morales
  • Isabella Bittner

These annual awards prioritize support of students from diverse backgrounds and those who have overcome economic and educational disadvantages and/or personal adversity to pursue higher education.

Meet two of our 2023-24 food systems scholars

Valerie Lam

Valerie Lam

Valerie’s passion for food has remained unchanged since she was young. She chose to major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health to delve deeper into the study of nutrition and health, and to strive to adopt a healthier eating lifestyle. In the program, she’s learned ways we could improve the current food system using a multi-faceted approach to making food fair to people around the world. She hopes to use her skills in a professional career path by contributing to ensuring public access to food and nutrition benefits, providing food benefits to low-income households, ultimately reduce health disparity in our community.

Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales

Carlos serves as a cooking facilitator for Solid Ground in Seattle, an organization working to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty. Carlos says in a Q&A published last year with the School of Public Health, “The Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health major offers a focus and attention to food systems and it aligns with my interest in becoming an agent of change within food policy. I plan to apply and attend the Evans School at the UW starting in the 2024-2025 academic school year to pursue my master’s in public administration.”

March 29, 2024