Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign

Raising $1 Million to Give $1 Million!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is launching its Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign, and asking all Academy leaders, members, students and affiliated organizations to come together and support this effort that will raise $1 million over the next three years to build Foundation resources and enable us to award $1 million in scholarships annually!

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A Message from the Foundation Chair

Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND

“Our Academy Foundation was established in 1966 with a donation to provide a scholarship for a deserving student. Now, more than 50 years later, Academy members have helped us become the world’s largest provider of dietetic scholarships at all levels of study.

Please join me in making a gift to the Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign this year to help us keep pace with the growing demand of scholarship applicants. Together we can develop the next generation of food and nutrition practitioners.”

Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, 2021-2022
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

How to Support the Campaign

When you make a gift to the Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign Fund or Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Fund you will be supporting this campaign and helping to build the next generation of food and nutrition practitioners. Every gift, no matter what amount, matters and helps us get to our Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign goal to raise $1 million over the next three years to award $1 million in scholarships annually. If you would like to make a pledge to this Campaign and pay off your donation over a period of time, fill out a pledge form.

Scholarships Make A Difference in the Lives of Hundreds of Students Each Year

The Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year, including our Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship that supports the educational advancement of aspiring registered dietitian nutritionists of diverse backgrounds and cultures and provides two dietetic interns with $25,000 each. While other Foundation scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 each and are available to students at all levels of study, including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and dietetic technician programs, as well as dietetic interns.

Watch how Foundation scholarships have made a difference in the lives of these 2021 scholarship recipients:

What Scholarship Recipients are Saying

Coley Garrison

"I am thrilled to have been selected for this scholarship and I’m feeling so blessed! This Foundation scholarship has brought so much light into my life and will always cherish and appreciate your generosity!"

Garrison Coley
2021 Foundation NOBIDAN Scholarship recipient

Charlize Del Rosario

"I am incredibly grateful to have received this scholarship from the Foundation. Not only will this scholarship enable me to pursue my dietetic internship by offering financial support, but it will also motivate me as a student of color to ensure that I put my best effort in every step of the way of becoming an RD."

Charlize Del Rosario
2021 Foundation Diversity Scholarship recipient

Lori Chan

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for making the 2021 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Diversity Scholarship possible. I look forward to highlighting diversity in clinical nutrition and potentially becoming a preceptor to mentor the next generation of dietetic interns. I hope one day I will help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. Thank you again for your generosity and support."

Lori Chan
2021 Foundation Diversity Scholarship recipient

Snna Chahbandar

"This Foundation scholarship has opened up a plethora of opportunities for me as a second-generation Muslim and Syrian American. It has not only provided me with financial support but also with empowerment to become an exceptional Dietitian. It alleviates my worries about the exorbitant cost of tuition and encourages me to focus on what truly matters: serving our communities."

Snna Chahbandar
2021 Foundation Diversity Scholarship recipient

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Donate today to the Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign and empower our Foundation to award $1M in scholarships annually! #MakeIt1Million https://www.eatrightfoundation.org/MakeIt1Million