Scholarship Information

LAHIDAN Student FNCE® Scholarship

Application Deadline:  September 30th

Purpose: To enable FOUR (4) LAHIDAN undergraduate/graduate student members in the field of Dietetics/Nutrition or a Dietetic Intern to attend the VIRTUAL Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®). The goal of the scholarship is to foster the mentoring of future nutrition leaders.

Award: The scholarship recipients will receive $200 USD and will be recognized during the LAHIDAN virtual member networking event held during or near the dates of FNCE®. The recipients of the award are required to submit an article for the LAHIDAN newsletter in collaboration with the editor, within 30 days after attending FNCE®. Payment by check of monetary award will be mailed to the recipients upon receipt of their newsletter article.

Eligibility: All active LAHIDAN student members are eligible. Current members of the Nominating/Awards Committee and the LAHIDAN Executive Committee are not eligible for the award.

Selection Criteria: The Nominating Committee will select the best candidate based on the following:

  1. The application is typed and submitted electronically by September 30th.
  2. The applicant provides verification of college/internship attendance and current or last GPA (in the case of those enrolled in an internship). 
  3. The applicant provides his/her resume. 
  4. The applicant provides a personal statement (max. 2 pages, double spaced) which:
            a. Describes his/her career goals
            b. Specifies how the attendance to FNCE® will assist in developing these goals.
            c. Describes his/her interest in the field of Nutrition

Application Process and Entry Deadline: Application for the LAHIDAN FNCE® student scholarship must be submitted electronically to Nominating Chair at by September 30th. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. 

Scholarship Recipient’s Duties:

  • Recipient must attend Virtual FNCE® 2021 and be available to provide 4 hours of volunteer time during any LAHIDAN function during FNCE® (such as assist at the LAHIDAN exhibit booth during the DPG/MIG Showcase, or assist at the LAHIDAN member networking event).
  • Recipient must write a one-page, double-spaced summary of a FNCE® session attended, including how they might apply this information in their training/career. It must be suitable for printing in LAHIDAN’s Adelante newsletter.