Scholarships & Awards

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PA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Awards

Each year it is the privilege of the PA Academy Nominating committee to review applications from RDNs, NDTRs and students throughout the state who qualify for the various awards and scholarships.

2022-2023 PAND Nominating Committee

Chair/Central: Janel Zeigler  PANDNominatingChair@gmail.com

Lehigh Valley: Jenn Howell: jennhowell42@gmail.com

Northeast: Emily R. Fasciana: emily.richters05@gmail.com

Northwest: Elizabeth Clinger: ealderton24@yahoo.com

Pittsburgh: Melissa Kline: klinemm@upmc.edu

Philadelphia: Koran Watson: koranbwatson@gmail.com

Award recipients are recognized in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and each awardee receives a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Awardees will also be recognized at the Pennsylvania Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition (AME).

Click here to view the Award Application Instructions for all awards listed below.

Click here for Nomination Sheet

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See below for the criteria, deadline, and application (data sheet and nomination criteria) for each award.


Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Each year the Academy recognizes those individuals who receive the affiliate's top member award (one per affiliate). The criteria and the name of the award are determined by each state organization.

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Be a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 15 years or longer.
  2. Current member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. Have demonstrated leadership as a dedicated officer, committee chair, and other representative work of long standing in the affairs of the district, state, and/or national association.
  4. Have demonstrated leadership roles in other community organizations or as a resource to the public.
  5. Be committed to advocacy activities to improve the status of human beings, other than that which is part of one’s business position.
  6. Have initiated efforts to advance the status and understanding of the profession of dietetics.
  7. Be an inspiration to members by encouraging them to contribute actively to the association and to grow in knowledge and service.
  8. Be successful in developing programs and working with supportive personnel.
  9. Have contributed to the field with significant publications, original works, media presentations and speaking engagements, and/or other work to enhance the profession and improve on the well-being of the population.
  10. Has affiliation, consultation, advisory and/or advocacy efforts with colleagues and allied health professionals.
  11. Be respected and recognized by colleagues, health professionals, and social services professionals, and/or health organizations.
  12. Promote and supports nutrition services and programs in all areas of practice to enhance the profession and its membership.
  13. Has shown outstanding/exceptional leadership and service.
  14. Have received the Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Please click here to access the application.


Keystone Award

The purpose of the Keystone Award is to give recognition to the Pennsylvania dietitian/s who have, through leadership ability, demonstrated exemplary professional standards to serve and advance the aims of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  This award is presented to a maximum of two members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics each year.

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Be a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 10 years or longer.
  2. Current member of and have contributed to the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics through active participation and service at the state and district level and have provided support in exceptional ways.
  3. Have demonstrated leadership and professional ability.
  4. Be dedicated to the high standards of the profession.
  5. Have initiated efforts to advance the status of the profession.
  6. Have participated in activities to improve the states of human beings.
  7. Have community service and/or outreach activities.
  8. Perform in areas of consultation or advisory work with allied professions.
  9. Be recognized by colleagues and/or related organizations.
  10. Be published/original works.
  11. Not have been selected previously for a higher award.

Please click here to access the application.


Emerging Dietetic Leader Award  

The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetics careers.

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years. Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice, are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience.
  3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association for at least 5 years.
  4. Is a Registered Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dietetic Technician, Registered or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered
  5. Not previously selected as an RYDY or RDTY in your current or any other affiliate.
  6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the Association, community or employment.

Please click here to access the application.


Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award

The purpose of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs.

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Age limit as of May 1 deadline, 35 years or younger.
  3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
  4. Is a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
  5. Not previously selected as an RYDY in current or any other affiliate.
  6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the Association or employment.

Please click here to access the application.


Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the professional contributions of dietetic technicians and encourages their continued participation in the community and Academy activities

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
  3. Active participation in national, affiliate, or district association.
  4. Not previously selected for this award in current or any other affiliate.
  5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc., in the association or employment.

Please click here to access the application.


Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award program recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourages their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nomination Deadline: January 15th, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must be members by January 1st of the year in which they would receive the award. Students must supply their membership number; membership identification numbers will not be provided to a third party (i.e., educators).
  2. Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, DT, FEM, IDE/FDE).
  3. Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
  4. Demonstrated leadership and professional potential, e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

Please click here to access the application.


Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA)

The award recognizes the exceptional teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs.

Application Deadline: Date TBA (Anticipated January 2023)

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Member of the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Group
  3. Educator and/or Program Director in an ACEND®-accredited dietetics education program:
    1. Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP)
    2. Dietetic Internship (DI)
    3. Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
    4. Dietetic Technician Program (DT)
    5. Future Education Model (FEM)
  4. Demonstrated Active Learning Strategy/ Student-centered Techniques
  5. Demonstrated Dietetics Mentoring Experience (Outside of role as faculty or director-not including current students/interns. Includes previous students/interns now considered professionals)
  6. Demonstrated leadership in Education and Dietetics; e.g., national, state, or district dietetic association activities, community service, honors received, scientific and professional presentations, publications, etc.

Note: There are 2 levels for the ODEA, application for PAND ODEA award does not preclude National submission

State Level – awarded at the PA Academy Annual AME for educators selected from each of the four program types in is Pennsylvania.

National Level – awarded at the NDEP area meetings for educators

Note:

Please click here to access the application.


Outstanding Preceptor Awards (OPA)

Recognizes the exceptional teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of preceptors in ACEND®-accredited dietetics education programs.

*Preceptor cannot self-nominate

Application Deadline: Date TBA (Anticipated January 2023)

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  1. Preceptor in an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice program (CP, DI, DT, ISPP, or FEM program).

Note: There are 2 levels for the OPA, application for PAND OPA award does not preclude National submission

State Level – awarded at the PA Academy Annual AME for a preceptor selected in Pennsylvania.

National Level – awarded at the NDEP area meetings for educators

Please click here to access the application.


PA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation

Scholarships & Grants

Each year it is the privilege of the PA Academy Foundation (PANDF) to review applications from RDNs, NDTRs and students throughout the state who qualify for the various scholarships and grants. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com

Instruction: Click the title of each award to be linked to its application.


2022 FNCE Stipend

Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (PANDF) - 2022 FNCE Stipend

2022 FNCE Stipend $1,000

Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2022  

Deadline to Complete the Activity: October 12, 2022

SEND YOUR NAME TO PandFoundation@gmail.com by September 30, 2022, for this random drawing


General Scholarship

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Description: To provide a scholarship to a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who is registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) or student who wishes to become eligible for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.


Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Description: To provide a scholarship to a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who is registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) or student who wishes to become eligible for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.


Diversity Grant

Deadline: Rolling Application

Description: Community Relations Grants are awarded to support PA Academy members holding events or activites that promote the nutrition and dietetics profession to students and professionals from underrepresented groupsPlease complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


Community Relations Grant

Deadline: Rolling Application

Description: Community Relations Grants are awarded to support PA Academy members holding events that: (1) promote PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or the Foundation OR (2) promote the role of RDNs and/or NDTRs within the community. A proposal may be funded up to $ 500. Applications will close when the funds. are exhausted.
Applicants may apply only once during a fiscal year.


Stipend for Specialty Area Conference

Deadline: January 23, 2022

Description: The purpose of the stipend is to support members’ attendance at a specialty area conference for professional development. The stipend covers the cost of registration, travel and food up to $1,000. The winner is selected using a random raffle system.


Stipend for Specialty Area Training - Advanced Skills

Deadline: January 23, 2022

Description: The purpose of the stipend is to support members’ completion of specialty training programs to advance their skills in an area they want for professional development. The stipend covers the cost of the educational/learning activity up to $200. The winner is selected using a random raffle system.


Stipend for AME attendance

Deadline: January 23, 2022

Description: The purpose of the stipend is to support members’ attendance at the 2022 AME for professional development. The stipend covers the cost of registration, travel and food up to $500. The winner is selected using a random raffle system.


Student Stipend AME

Deadline: January 23, 2022

Description: The stipend supports student members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who attend the Annual Meeting and Exhibition (AME)


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Awards

PAND has had many past members receive these national awards. The state association or a dietetic practice groups helps the applicant. Please notify the PAND nominating committee if you are applying for these awards.

Medallion Award

Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award


Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation (ANDF)

Scholarships

ANDF Scholarships require membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Pennsylvania Academy contributes funds to ANDF for two endowed scholarships, both of which require PA state residency. Learn more about the scholarships and application process by clicking on the links below:


Updated January 13, 2022