Scholarships are available for students of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and nutrition technician programs, as well as dietetic interns. Additional program-specific eligibility requirements apply. Please refer to the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements listed on our scholarship webpage for further information.
The following materials must be submitted with the application packet. Do not submit any additional materials other than those listed here:
Applications must include TWO completed recommendation forms – one must be completed by an academic source and the other must be completed by a professional source. Recommendation forms from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are preferred. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in place of a recommendation form.
Applicants are required to upload transcripts from each college which they were enrolled for any courses or a faculty member’s verification of GPA(s).
Doctoral student applicants are required to provide a copy of their GRE scores or a verification form from a faculty member.
The Foundation’s scholarship application is a singular, centralized application. By completing the scholarship application, you are automatically considered for every Foundation scholarship you meet the eligibility criteria for.
It is a competitive process. The chances of receiving a scholarship depend on the number of available scholarships and the number of applicants received. Last year, the Foundation received over 1,000 applicants was able to award scholarships to approximately 260 students.
Each application is reviewed by three members of the Foundation Scholarship Committee. Applications are scored based on academic achievement/scholarship, professional attributes (professional achievements and potential) and financial need.
All applicants, including those not selected to receive a scholarship, will be notified via email in late-July. Foundation staff cannot provide interim information or feedback on scholarship applications.
Information about student aid should be sought from the financial aid office or administrator at individual institutions. Additional sources include the state dietetic association, state higher education agency and local civic, professional and community organizations or foundations. Also, detailed information about federal grants and loans administered by the United States Department of Education is available online.