Foundation Scholarships and Grant Awards

2021 Pauline Schatz Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant 

The purpose of this fund is to honor Pauline Schatz that aims to demonstrate the value of dietetics professionals on public health or demonstrate the evolving role of dietetics professionals in the profession, with a research focus on activities that include research in diverse communities and/or support access to dietetics and food.  A research grant will be given to a faculty member working with undergraduate students on research that directly impact the dietetics community in California and reflect the mission of the foundation. 

Applications are due April 1, 2021 at noon via our online process. Please read the Request for Proposal thoroughly and for access to the online application. Review RFP here

2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (CA Academy Foundation) offers seven scholarships annually for dietetic students and one scholarship for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) that is enrolled in or admitted to a Master's Degree program. Each scholarship award is $2,000. There are an additional four scholarships for CSU Fresno students or recent grads for $500. There is a membership scholarship that rotates and can be found at the end of this page (please note the application is different for this scholarship). 

Note: A student is not eligible to win the same scholarship two years in a row. Students are only able to receive one scholarship per scholarship year.

General Scholarship requirements include:
Resident of California/US Citizen
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Carefully review the qualifications for each scholarship before applying.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN AND DUE June 15, 2021 by 5:00pm! ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please review the requirements for each Scholarship and ensure you provide the requested information and supporting documentation. Please send questions to ca_academy@dietitian.org

Below are the available scholarships provided through CA Academy Foundation. Please review the scholarships. Please note the different qualifications and applications.

Academy Foundation Scholarship Application

Complete the CA  Academy Foundation Scholarship Application for the following scholarships:

Applications must include the completed a budget form and upload to the application. Please use this BUDGET FORM

Applications must include three references; preferably Volunteer/Professor/Professional. Please have your recommendations submitted by your references via this link RECOMMENDATIONS NO LATER THAN 5pm June 15, 2021.

Dolores Nyhus Graduate Fellowship Fund Requirements:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTR) or credential to be earned within 6 months of award
  • Enrolled or admitted to a graduate school in the area of public health, gerontology, or a community related program, beginning within 6 months of receipt of the award letter.
    Minimum of three years of professional experience
  • Intends to practice in the field of dietetics and shows substantial contribution to the profession.

Carol Hayes Torio Memorial Dietetic Technician Scholarship:

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Entering the 2nd year of an accredited Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) program or an NDTR entering a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP) or an ACEND accredited graduate program

Carol Hayes Torio Memorial Scholarship:

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Entering at least the 2nd year of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP), an ACEND accredited graduate program or accepted to an ACEND accredited program Supervised Practice Program beginning within 6 months of receipt of the award letter.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Diversity Scholarship:

  • American Indian/Native American (proof required), Pacific Islander, African American, Asian, or male.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Entering the 1st or 2nd year of an accredited Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) program or entering at least the 2nd year of an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP) or an ACEND accredited graduate program, a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), or accepted to an ACEND accredited Supervised Practice Program beginning within 6 months of receipt of an award letter.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

Consultant Dietitians (CDC) Scholarship:

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Graduate of or currently enrolled in a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP), an ACEND accredited graduate program, or accepted to attend an ACEND accredited Supervised Program beginning within 6 months of receipt of the award letter.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Prior experience in or intends to practice in the field of geriatrics or consulting.

Corinne Williams Scholarship:

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Entering 1st or 2nd year of an accredited Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) program or entering at least 2nd year of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP), an ACEND accredited graduate program, or accepted to an ACEND accredited Supervised Practice Program beginning within 6 months of receipt of an award letter.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

Jacqueline Saracino Scholarships: (Member of Los Angeles District)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need.
  • Entering 1st or 2nd year of an accredited Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) program or entering at least 2nd year of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program (CP), an ACEND accredited graduate program, or accepted to an ACEND accredited Supervised Practice Program beginning within 6 months of receipt of an award letter.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Member of CA Academy Los Angeles District
  • Demonstrated Community involvement either within or outside of the area of nutrition.

Back to School for Master's Degree:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
  • Enrolled in or admitted to a graduate school (proof required).
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience.
  • Intends to continue practicing in the field of dietetics and shows promise of making a substantial contribution to the profession.

Helena Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (This memorial fund requires a connection with CSU Fresno as a current student or recent graduate)                       

  • $500 for up to 4 qualified candidates annually
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • A graduate or student of CSU Fresno Dietetics Program. (If completed graduation must have done so within the past 6 months)
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics affiliated with California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Identifies with an underserved population, including but not limited to American Indian/Native American, Hispanic Non-White, Pacific Islander, African American, Asian, SOGIE/LGBTQI      

Applications require a short narrative, three references (personal, professional, educator) and completions of the budget form. All recipients will be required to provide an update within 6 months of receipt of the stipend.

Complete the CA  Academy Foundation Scholarship Application for the following scholarships:

Applications must include the completed a budget form and upload to the application. Please use this BUDGET FORM

Dorohty Chen-Maynard Annual Membership Scholarship 

Through the generous contribution of Dorothy Chen-Maynard, PhD, RDN, FAND, Director of the DPD and ISPP Programs of the Nutritional Science and Dietetics Program at California State University, San Bernardino, this annual award for membership was created to provide the needed financial assistance of nutrition professionals, students, and interns to pay for their Annual Membership dues with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy).
 
This assistance is provided with the goal that recipients plans to be a successful member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to strengthen their relationship within the profession, volunteerism, and leadership positions.   Up to $1,000 each year will be dispersed in the amount of value of the AND membership dues for RDN, NDTR, students, or interns.  The awards provided each year will depend on the category and numbers awarded up to $1,000 each year.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
 
Criteria for Award 
1. California resident.
2. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), DTR or NDTR, students, or interns enrolled in an ACEND accredited program (DPD, ISPP, DI, or CP)
3. Become an active member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/CA Academy.  
4. Preference will be given to members who desire to be involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion activities with district, state, or national academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
5. Recipients are expected to continue to practice in the field of dietetics and shows promise of making a substantial contribution to the diversity in the profession.
6. May be awarded one time in a three-year period.
 
Please direct all questions to ca_academy@dietitian.org. Applications are rotating and accepted via this link only.