Scholarship Information

LAHIDAN Student FNCE® Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2021

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 April 30, 2021.
2.  The applicant may be asked to volunteer as needed during the DPG/MIG Showcase or virtual member networking event as specified by a LAHIDAN Executive Committee member, up to 4 hours of volunteer time. FNCE® will be held virtually October 16-19, 2021.
3.  The applicant provides a verification of college/internship attendance (by having program director sign their application form) and current or last GPA (in the case of those enrolled in an internship).
a.  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
d.  Specifies ability and willingness to volunteer during FNCE® at LAHIDAN events
5.  The applicant provides one letter of recommendation from a professor, program director or preceptor/tutor. The professor, program director or preceptor/tutor should be qualified to give pertinent information about the candidate regarding his/her ability, potential, professional qualifications and school or volunteer work experience.

Application Process and Entry Deadline: Application for the LAHIDAN FNCE® student scholarship must be submitted electronically to Nominating Chair at by April 30. The LAHIDAN Nominating Chair will notify applicants of the results via email by May 31, 2021.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  A complete nomination application package will include the following:

1.  Application
2.  Resume
3.  Personal statement explaining how he/she meets the selection criteria as indicated above (including a brief description of financial situation or special circumstances as applicable)
4.  Professor, program director or preceptor/tutor letter of recommendation

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.