NYSDA and District Scholarships
NYSDA and it's districts fund several annual scholarship awards. Application and processing of these awards is administered by the AND Foundation.
Scholarships are available for the 2009-2010 academic year. Progress in the educational and scientific advancement of dietetics inspires friends of the profession to make funds available for qualified candidates to receive scholarships through contributions to the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Foundation. For the 2008-2009 academic year, 223 scholarships were awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $3,000. The number and dollar amounts vary from year to year based on total donations.
All scholarships require ADA membership. Some scholarships require specific dietetics practice group (DPG) membership, and/or residency in a specific state; some are earmarked for underrepresented groups. The same application form is used for all available scholarships. To be eligible, applicant must be enrolled in the program a minimum of four months during the academic year August 2009 to July 2010. Scholarships are available for the following education program categories. The same application form is used for all categories.
Graduate Scholarships General Qualifications
Planned or current enrollment in an advanced degree program in a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
Some scholarships require specific areas of study (e.g., public health nutrition, foodservice administration, and medicine) and status as a registered dietitian. Such information is requested in the application form.
Dietetic Internship/Preprofessional Practice Program Scholarships General Qualifications
Baccalaureate (Didactic or Coordinated Program) Scholarships
Dietetic Technician Program Scholarships General Qualifications
The time schedule is as follows:
Accreditation and Education Programs Team
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606
800/877-1600 , ext. 5400
The scholarship application form can be downloaded from this Web site. The form CANNOT be e-mailed back to the ADA. E-mail address is only for application requests. Applications CANNOT be submitted via e-mail. Applications submitted via e-mail will be disqualified.
The form is in Microsoft Word 2003 format and in printable (not editable) Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The form will not be available in any other formats. Other word processing programs will alter the document and the form will be disqualified. Please make every effort to use Microsoft Word 2003, or later, or to print the Adobe Acrobat version. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word 2003 and cannot print with Adobe Acrobat Reader, please see the above instructions on requesting a hard copy of the application.
2009-2010 ADAF Scholarship Application (MS Word version)
2009-2010 ADAF Scholarship Application (PDF version)
If clicking on the above links does not start the download, please refer to your Web browser's documentation on downloading files.
In addition to scholarships funded by NYSDA, several district associations provide scholarship funds.
The American Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. Connie B. Diekman , MEd, RD, LD, FADA, and Susan C. Finn, PhD, RD, FADA, ADA Foundation Chair, express their gratitude to everyone who donated to the scholarship program this year and to the ADAF Scholarship Committee for their ongoing support of education in dietetics.
New York State Dietetic Association Scholarships
Rachel Garza — Syracuse University
Lucy Messerschmidt — Lehman College
Dorothy Petito — State University of NY at Stony Brook
Lorna Power — Hunter College
Christine Surber — UCSF Medical Center
Cheryl Williams —
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