Scholarships & Awards

Apply today for these awards, scholarships and grants today!

 

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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. Click here to view the Award Application Instructions for all awards listed below. You may nominate someone else or nominate your self for these awards.

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

Questions? Please reach out the 2021-2022 PAND Nominating Committee

Please direct questions to the Nominating Committee Chair: Alexei Boylan  (PANDNominatingChair@gmail.com)

Central: Janel Zeigler: janzeigler@pa.gov

Lehigh Valley:Tim Leech

Northwest: Elizabeth Clinger: ealderton24@yahoo.com

Pittsburgh: Melissa Kline: klinemm@upmc.edu

Philadelphia: Rebecca Boova: rebeccaboova@gmail.com


Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: The ODY is the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes a Pennsylvania dietitian whose leadership and service is exemplary and whose contributions to PA Academy and the public have been longstanding and exceptional. To be eligible for the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietitian Award, candidates must have received the Keystone Award.


Keystone Award

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: Recognizes Pennsylvania dietitians who through their leadership ability demonstrated outstanding professional standards to serve and advance the aims of the PA Academy


Recognized Young Dietitian Award

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: The RYDY is presented to members of the Academy who are 35 years of age or younger who have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in public relations, research, community outreach, management, legislation, education, and other areas related to the profession, on the job and in the community.


Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year Award

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: The RYTY award honors the contributions of diet technicians to the profession. Award recipients have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in the Academy or their employment through clinical nutrition, food service management, education, career guidance, legislation and public relations.


Emerging Dietetic Leader Award   

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: Recognizes the activities and competence of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their career to the Academy


Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award

Deadline: Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Note: There will now be 2 levels for the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award – ODEA

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

Description: Recognizes the excellence of educators in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited and approved dietetic education programs


Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2022

Description: Recognizes emerging leadership and achievement of students enrolled in Academy-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourages participation in the Academy

 


Outstanding Preceptor Awards (OPA)

Deadline: Sunday, November 21, 2021

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

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

Note: There are 2 levels for the Outstanding Preceptor Award – OPA. Application for PAND OPA award does not preclude National submission


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.

 


General Scholarship

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Description: Provides a scholarship to a member of PA Academy who wishes to become eligible for registration through a didactic program, an internship, ISPP, or a coordinated program. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com

 


Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Description: Provides a scholarship to a student with a diverse background, traditionally underrepresented in the field of dietetics.Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


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.


Student Stipend

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Description: Are you a student who is registered for the Annual Meeting and Exhibition?  If so, consider applying for the student stipend. This stipend can help offset the cost of the AME and connect you to a member of PA Academy. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


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 October 20, 2020