Scholarship Information

LAHIDAN Student FNCE® Scholarship

Application Deadline:  July 1st, 2024, deadline

Purpose: To enable one LAHIDAN undergraduate/graduate student member in the field of Dietetics/Nutrition or a Dietetic Intern to attend the 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 recipient will receive $800 USD to cover registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend FNCE ® and will be recognized at the LAHIDAN member networking event held during the dates of FNCE®. The award recipient is required to submit an article for the LAHIDAN newsletter in collaboration with the editor, within 30 days after attending FNCE®. Payment by check will be mailed to the recipient upon receipt of their newsletter so 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 July 1, 2024
  2. The applicant must be able to attend FNCE in-person and assist in any LAHIDAN events, as specified by a LAHIDAN Executive Committee member, up to 1 hour of volunteer time. FNCE® will be held in- person on October 5 th – 8 th , 2024 in Minneapolis, MI
  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).
  4. The applicant provides his/her resume.
  5. 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 1 hour during FNCE®

Please download the attached application for further details. Apply now!