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Roya Firoozi - 2022 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Roya Firoozi

Roya Firoozi

2022 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Completing a Dietetic Internship at University of Michigan School of Public Health Dietetic Internship

“This scholarship is very empowering and is going to allow me to represent the Middle eastern community and give them a platform in the field of Dietetics!”

How did you learn about the availability of the Foundation scholarship that you received?

I heard this opportunity through the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

What motivated you to apply for a Foundation Scholarship?

The reason I applied to this scholarship is that it's going to give me more access to resources that can help me advance in the field of Dietetics and help me reach my academic goals.

How will the scholarship funds help support your continued success within your educational program?

I want to help people with their nutritional needs, and I felt that there were financial barriers to me reaching that goal. I feel like this scholarship is helping me lift some of the barriers on my way to becoming a registered dietitian so hopefully, I can achieve my goal!

What advice do you have for your colleagues about seeking out and applying for Foundation funding opportunities?

Don't be scared of applying to the scholarships and know that you have a place and an opportunity within the Academy Foundation.

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Our Foundation is the only charitable organization dedicated exclusively to supporting nutrition and dietetics professionals by empowering them to help consumers live healthier lifestyles. Our Foundation does not receive any portion of member dues and is funded solely by donations. Please consider making a gift today to support our Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign that will help us to award one million dollars in scholarships annually to Academy members, students and dietetic interns at all levels of study.