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Scholarships & Funding

  • Awards

    Leadership awards given to students, practitioners and faculty recognize the outstanding achievements of Academy members, encouraging individuals to grow as professionals and achieve excellence in new and developing areas of food and nutrition.

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  • Scholarships

    The Foundation is the worldwide leader of dietetics scholarships, and looks to keep pace with a growing pool of student applicants, providing opportunities at all levels of experiential learning and helping to build a qualified and diverse workforce.

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  • Grants

    The Foundation’s research investment in emerging areas, such as nutrition education intervention, advances the Academy and its members as the nutrition experts. Each award has specific criteria governing its use and a separate review committee.

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Awards

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers recognition awards, leadership recognition and education stipends to members and dietetic student members.

The Academy Foundation has transitioned to online applications for the 2018 Awards application process. We invite you to learn more about our awards below. More specific instructions and application information can be accessed by clicking on the specific award application link.

Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,400
This award will recognize up to four Academy members on an annual basis working in a hospital setting who have made a significant contribution to improve awareness of malnutrition and taking action to address the issue. Up to four awards may be given.
Apply
Abbott Nutrition Award in Women’s Health
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to recognize dietitians who make significant contributions to the importance of nutrition in women’s health.
Apply
Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to encourage development of and recognize excellence in innovative and unique models for dietetics information and/or innovative services for delivery of nutrition education to the public.
Apply
American Overseas Dietetic Association International Project Award
International Award or Fellowship
Award amount: $3,000
The purpose of this fund is to foster collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and skills among food and nutrition professionals in the international community. An award will be given to AODA members who intend to work in partnership with another food or nutrition professional on a project that will benefit the local community of one of the individuals.
Apply
Barbara Ann F. Hughes — NEP DPG Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to provide educational stipends for nutrition professionals on the subjects of policy initiatives, advocacy and/or private practice. Preference will be given to members of Nutrition Education for the Public DPG.
Apply
CDR Advanced Practice Residency Grant
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $30,000 per institution
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for the establishment of new advanced practice residency programs that adhere to the ACEND® Advanced Practice Residency Guidelines and for existing programs that require enhancements in order to meet the ACEND® Advanced Practice Residency Guidelines.
Apply
CDR Faculty Fellowship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $10,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide awards not to exceed $10,000 for individuals with doctoral degrees seeking to become RDNs.
Apply
CDR Grassroots Marketing Grant
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $10,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide grants to RDs or DTRs to promote CDR credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers. Funds may be used for a virtual event/activity or “live” meeting or program (i.e., to attend and exhibit at a professional meeting). The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
CDR Leadership Grant
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $5,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to RDs and DTRs to obtain leadership training. The training programs should prepare individuals to move into leadership positions within their organization. Up to four awards may be given.
Apply
Elaine R. Monsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Research LiteratureRecognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to recognize an outstanding body of research literature in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition. Published author selected by committee.
Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award
International Award or Fellowship
award amount: $25,000
This award will be presented to the person whose contribution to nutrition has had the greatest international significance. Awarded in even numbered years and presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in October. Nominations only.
E. Neige Todhunter Memorial Doctoral Fellowship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $5,000
This award is given to master prepared dietetics educators and practitioners to pursue doctoral studies.
Apply
First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA
International Award or Fellowship
Award amount: $2,200
This award is given to assist foreign nationals who are pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and have a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
Food and Culinary Professionals DPG/Academy Foundation Speakers Grant
Continuing Education Award
Aard amount: Up to $1,500 each
The purpose of this grant is to fund a speaker bureau for affiliates or groups interested in providing a speaker for an educational event or address food and culinary issues. The speaker bureau is funded by the FCP DPG through the Academy Foundation, which will award five grants per year.

Deadline: Check back later for details

For more information, visit www.foodculinaryprofs.org.
Food and Culinary Professionals DPG Communications and Educational Award Fund
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of travel and conference expenses based on available funds
This award provides funding for food educational presentations made by a dietitian or dietetic technician as well as provide funding for culinary educational enrichment for a dietitian or dietetic technician. Funds are available for dietetic professionals new to their careers, as well as those who are seasoned and wish to expand their knowledge and experiences. The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
Frederick Green Memorial Internship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $2,000
This award is provides a grant for a nutrition and dietetics student who has secured an unpaid, full-time, 6- to 8-week summer internship with an RD who is a member of the Academy specializing in nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations.
Apply
Gaynold Jensen Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
This award is given as scholarships to members of Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG for educational programs that enhance the contributions of the consultant dietitian to health care. The number of awards given annually varies.

Deadline: Application open year-round

Apply
Gwendolyn Rossell Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
This award is given to members of the Public Health Nutrition DPG for short-term educational programs that enhance the contributions of public health nutritionists to health care. The number of awards given annually varies.

Deadline: Application open year-round

Apply
LuLu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
This award is given to support volunteer groups engaged in projects and programs of nutrition education for the public. Multiple awards may be given. The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
Margaret Dullea Simko Award for Excellence at a Clinical Poster Session
Recognition Award
Award amount: Winner – $300, Runner-up – $150
This award is given to recognize quality poster sessions at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and encourage high-quality poster session admissions in the future. Recipient selected from FNCE® poster session.
Margene Wagstaff Fellowship for Innovation in Dietetics Education
Recognition Award
Award amount: $3,000
This award is given to recognize individuals who inspire entry-level dietetics professionals to pursue professional values.
Apply
Marianne Smith Edge Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award provides financial support to RDNs to support training and educational opportunities to increase knowledge of the connection between agriculture and nutrition.
Apply
Marie and August LoPresti, Sr. Endowment Fund Faculty Development Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award was established to recognize the LoPrestis’ contributions to the foodservice, hospitality and dietetics professions. It supplies continuing education funding for faculty of Ohio Universities and Colleges.
Apply
Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to encourage dietetics professionals to make original and innovative efforts in food and culinary education. Up to two awards may be given.
Apply
Mary C. Zahasky Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $250
This award provides continuing education funding to Academy members for short-term educational programs related to the field of Dietetics, to widen, renew and elaborate professional development. The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
Mary P. Huddleson Memorial Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to recognize an outstanding article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during the previous year. Nominations submitted through the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nominations only.
Outstanding Preceptor Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
At the request of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation now funds seven awards on behalf of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group and ACEND® to recognize preceptors who are exemplary educators and mentors. Six awardees (one from each geographic region) will receive registration and support (up to $1,000) to attend FNCE® supported by the Academy’s Foundation. The recipients are also recognized at the Academy Member Showcase and the NDEP Member Meetings at FNCE®. Nominations only. For more information, contact NDEP.
Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This fund was established to recognize emerging leaders among students currently enrolled in a supervised practice programs and encourage their participation in Association activities.
Apply
Rebecca Snowball Reeves Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000
This award provides educational stipends for dietetics professionals working in the area of obesity.
Apply
Ruby P. Puckett/Elizabeth Frakes Food Management Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $2,000
This award provides funding for a Management in Food and Nutrition Systems member for continuing professional education credit to assist qualified professionals’ attendance at the Academy’s Food and Nutrition Conference & Expoor another conference of professional interest related to food and nutrition management. Up to two awards may be given.
Apply
Susan T. Borra Fellowship in Nutrition Communication
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $5,000
This award is given to help deserving individuals enhance their capabilities in the area of nutrition communication in leading universities, public health organizations and professional societies.
Apply
Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Educational Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of the combined registration fee and travel expense
This award is given to provide funding for professional educational enrichment for a dietitian or dietetic technician. Applicant must be a member of the Academy and the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least three years. The number of awards given annually varies.
Apply
Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management
International Award or Fellowship
Award ammount: $1,100
This award is given to provide for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community. The fund offers a $1,100 award for an annual essay. 2018’s Topic: describe how to improve the nutritional health of the world’s communities and solve global dietetics and nutrition problems by:

  • Maximizing collaboration
  • Minimizing duplication
  • Emphasizing marketing and outreach
  • Collecting information from available international resources
Apply

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all awards is February 1, 2018.

Please reach out to Laura Nitowski, RDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at lnitowski@eatright.org with any questions.

Scholarships

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the largest provider of dietetic scholarships to deserving students at all levels of study.

The number of scholarships varies from year to year, each with a value range of $500 to $10,000 each.

Apply

Thank you for your interest in our scholarships. Our 2017-2018 scholarship application cycle has ended and recipients have been chosen. Updated application information for the 2018-2019 cycle will be available on this website in February 2018.

Please contact scholarship@eatright.org with questions.

Important Dates

  • Time to apply: The year before the scholarship is applicable
  • Submission date: Monday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Notification date: Applicants notified in August

General Requirements

Eligibility Information

  • Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs a minimum of four months during the academic year (August 2017 to July 2018):
    • The junior or senior year of a baccalaureate or coordinated program in dietetics, or
    • The second year of study in a dietetic technician program, a dietetic internship program or a graduate program.
  • A scholarship may require
    • Membership in a specific dietetic practice group, and/or
    • Residency in a specific state.
  • A scholarship may be earmarked for underrepresented groups.

Requirements specific to graduate students, internships, didactic or coordinated programs or dietetic technician programs are below.

  1. Planned or current enrollment in an advanced degree program in a US regionally accredited college or university. Students who are already enrolled in an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship (DI) and will be completing a graduate program in 2016-2017 should apply for a graduate scholarship.
  2. Intention to practice in the field of dietetics.
  3. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Academy member

*Some scholarships require specific areas of study (e.g., public health nutrition, foodservice administration, and medicine) and status as a registered dietitian. This information is requested in the application form.

  1. Current enrollment in an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship to establish registration eligibility. Applicants to DI programs who are participating in computer should wait until match results are final before submitting their application (Students who are applying to a DI combined with a graduate program should apply in this category, not the graduate category.)
  2. Demonstrate or show promise of being a valuable, contributing member of the profession.
  3. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Academy member.
  1. Completion of the academic requirements in an ACEND-accredited college or university Didactic or Coordinated program for minimum standing as a junior in the 2016-2017 academic year.
  2. Demonstrate or show promise of being a valuable, contributing member of the profession.
  3. US citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Academy member.
  1. Must be in first year of study in an ACEND-accredited dietetic technician program. If selected, the student may use the scholarship for study during the second year.
  2. Show evidence of leadership and academic ability.
  3. US citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Academy member.

Additional Criteria

Annually, about 75 scholarships are available to individuals who meet the basic requirements for all applicants: Academy membership, U.S. citizenship and enrollment in a ACEND accredited/approved dietetics program. However, about 100 other scholarships are awarded based on additional requirements.

Below are some of the more specific criteria that donors have identified. If any criterion is true of you, don’t hesitate to apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarship this year.

  • Chicago Dietetic Association
  • Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Dietetic Practice Group
  • Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG (formerly CD-HCF DPG)
  • Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group
  • Management in Food and Nutrition Systems Dietetic Practice Group
  • National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)
  • New Hampshire Dietetic Association
  • Pediatric Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Pennsylvania Dietetic Association
  • School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Business
  • Clinical dietetics
  • Consultant dietetics in health care facility
  • Consultation
  • Culinary arts
  • Food service administration/management
  • Food technology
  • Clinical Management
  • Nutrition education
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Public or community health nutrition
  • School nutrition service
  • Teaching or education
  • NIH Clinical Center Dietetic Internship Program
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
  • You have experience as an educator
  • You are a graduate of a Dietetic Technician program from a community college
  • You are employed full-time in dietetics while a student
  • You are returning to school after at least 5 years in the work force
  • You are interested in going on to medical school
  • You are a male of a minority race
  • You are of a minority race

Applicants meeting one or more of the specific qualifications listed above are in no way guaranteed a scholarship; however, they may be eligible for a greater number of scholarships.

Grants

The Foundation has several named funds which support research. Each award has specific criteria governing its use and a separate review committee is appointed for each of these grants.

The following Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Grants are available to all Academy members.

Grant amounts and availability are determined by investment return of each fund’s endowment.

Allene Vaden Memorial Grant for Foodservice Management Research

This grant is given to encourage young academics to enhance and stimulate research in foodservice management.

  • Grant amount: $5,000
  • Not available in 2017

Amy Joye Memorial Research Award

This grant is given to honor the memory of Amy Joye by fostering the scientific development of future nutrition leaders, especially in South Carolina and Georgia. Applicants are required to work with a mentor whose projects involve human research and focus on: Obesity prevention/weight control, Dietary assessment methodology to investigate/enhance accuracy of dietary reports or Fruit/vegetable gardens.

Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant

The research proposal should address the nutrition care for treatment of children and adults who are overweight. The seed grant is intended to gather preliminary data to enable further funding. Projects should focus on implementation of the Evidence-Based Pediatric or Adult Weight Management Nutrition Practice Guidelines.

Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

This grant is given to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education by doctoral students seeking a doctorate in nutrition and oral health or dental education, Masters thesis research on nutrition and oral health/disease or RDNs with advanced degrees doing research in the area of nutrition and oral health. Non-US residents may apply.

  • Grant amount: $15,000

Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG Karen Goldstein Memorial Grant for Diabetes MNT Application

This grant is given to provide financial support to a Diabetes Care and Education DPG member for outcomes research in diabetes medical nutrition therapy.

  • Grant amount: $20,000. Available every other year.
  • Not available in 2017.

Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG Research Grant

This grant is given to provide research funding to a Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG member.

Healthy Aging DPG Community Based Applied Research/Best Practice Award

This award encourages applied research projects that improve the nutritional status, wellbeing and independence of community residing older adults. Ideally, the award will be used to solve an identify problems pertaining to dietetic practice, program administration, service/care coordination and/or behavioral practices of older adults.

  • Grant amount: $4,000
  • Not available in 2017

Herbert D. and Nylda Gemple Research Grant

This grant is given to encourage the development of and excellence in innovative and unique models to study the correlation of diet and nutrition in treating neurological disorders.

Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant

This grant is given to provide financial support to a doctoral student working on a dissertation in the area of nutritional epidemiology.

Julie O’Sullivan Maillet Research Grant

This grant is given for a research project that aims to demonstrate the value of dietetics professionals on the health of the public or demonstrate the evolving role of dietetics professionals in the profession.

McCormick Science Institute Research Award

This grant supports scientific endeavors including in vitro experiments, epidemiologic studies, spice and herb intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence-based analysis.

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant

This grant is given for innovative research relating to vegetarian nutrition to an individual who is an RDN, DTR or Dietetic Student member of the Academy. Preference will be given to members of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.

Grant applications will be due June 2018. Please visit us here in the spring of 2018 to access updated application instructions.