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Foundation Scholarships

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation accepts scholarship applications from students at all levels of study, including those accepted to and enrolled in dietetic technician, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, and dietetic internships.

Any questions not addressed within the scholarship application instructions or the Frequently Asked Questions document should be directed via email to scholarship@eatright.org.

Pay It Forward Campaign

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the DBC 'Pay It Forward' Challenge in March 2022 to benefit the Academy Foundation!  DBC is pleased to announce this campaign exceeded its $1,000 goal, raising $1,170 to benefit the Academy Foundation! 

Thanks to all who donated, and a special thank you to Neva Cochran and Deane Brandstetter for matching DBC member contributions.

Frederick Green Memorial Nutrition Communications Experience Award – Student/Dietetic Intern Application

The Foundation’s Frederick Green Memorial Nutrition Communications Experience Award was established to support nutrition and dietetics students in enhancing their capabilities and experience in the area of nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations, through a paid professional experience with a nutrition communications RDN specializing in these areas.

Applications are currently being accepted from dietetic students and interns interested in pursuing a professional experience with a nutrition communications RDN. Eligible students and interns, who meet the recipient criteria below, will rank their preferred experiences within their applications. The student or intern selected to receive this award will be matched to one of their preferred experiences with a nutrition communications RDN and receive a $3,000 award.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria:

-Must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
-Must be enrolled in a college or university program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
-Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field, or accepted to a dietetic internship.
-Undergraduate students must have completed their junior year or be a new graduate accepted into an accredited dietetic internship that will 
 begin after completion of the summer experience.
-Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
-Must have an interest in pursuing nutrition communications as part of her/his career path

Questions should be directed to Foundation staff at scholarship@eatright.org




DBC “Season of Gratitude”

DBC’s fall fundraiser for the Academy Foundation’s Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign ran from November 5 - 18. During this “Season of Gratitude” DBC's goal was to raise $1000 to help the Foundation give $1 million/year in scholarships to dietetic students.  $2325 was raised from 32 people, including matching funds of  $250 each from Neva Cochran, Deanne Brandstetter and Kathy Wilson-Gold.

Thanks to all who donated!!


Why Donate?

The Academy Foundation is proud to have provided $52,550 to Dietitians in Business and Communications Dietetic Practice Group members and students since 2018 through our scholarship, award, and research grant programs.

Congratulations to the following recipients!

Toby Amidor

Faith Aronowitz

Jeanne Blankenship

Adrian Boulter

"I am grateful to be the recipient of the Colonel Katharine E. Manchester Scholarship. This scholarship was incredibly helpful during one of the most curcial moments of my career. Without this scholarship, I would have been burdened by the cost of my final year to become a registered dietitian. I can honestly tell you, this scholarship took a big weight off my shoulders and boosted my enthusiasm for the future. Now, I am doing what I truly love and helping others live better lives. The Academy Foundation has played a meaningful part of the journey that got me to where I am today."
- Adrian Boulter, MS, RDN, LD
2019 Colonel Katharine E. Manchester Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Boyl

Demetria Cox-Thomas

Brianna Davis

Judith Draughon

Alison Duffey

Jenna Erickson

Alyssa Frisby

Anastasia Gavrilets

Christianna Gozzi

Diana Guevara

"This scholarship will allow me to focus on my final year of my dietetic internship and masters program so I can become the best entry-level dietitian I can be."
- Diana Guevara
2019 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Christa Jacobs

Hannah Kesterson

Amanda Kruse

Emily Kuettel

Callie Troutman

Rebecca Valdez

"This scholarship makes possible my continued education as a Dietetic Intern in the Program in Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University. By alleviating the financial hardship, both due to the unpaid nature of the dietetic internship and impact of COVID-19, this scholarship allows me to focus on learning new skills, cultivating competencies, and gaining exposure and insight to the world of dietetics. Additionally, I’m incredibly passionate about improving diversity and inclusion in our profession, and because of this scholarship, I am able to dedicate more time to my volunteer position with the non-profit Diversify Dietetics as a mentor and writing coach, providing personalized feedback and support on personal statements and resumes."
- Rebecca Valdez
2020 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity

Roxana Wroblewski


Hover over underlined recipients to see how your donations change lives.