Diversity Scholarships and Awards

The Foundation proudly serves as the world’s largest provider of nutrition and dietetics scholarships to students at all levels of study. The success and impact of our scholarship program would not be possible without the generosity of its donors.

Thank You!

The Foundation would like to extend a special thanks to the following Academy Groups whose support provided over $40,000 in scholarships for students and dietetic interns of diverse backgrounds and cultures for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders MIG

Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG

Clinical Nutrition Management DPG

Cardiovascular Health and Well-being DPG

Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Internship Scholarship

Cultures of Gender and Age MIG

Diabetes DPG

Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG

Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy DPG

Food and Culinary Professionals DPG

Healthy Aging DPG

Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG

Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition MIG

Management in Food and Nutrition Systems DPG

Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors

Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG

Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals DPG

Nutrition Education for the Public DPG

National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition*

Oncology Nutrition DPG

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group*

Renal Dietitians DPG

Research DPG

Religion MIG

School Nutrition Services DPG

Vegetarian Nutrition DPG

Weight Management DPG

Women’s Health DPG

*These Academy Groups have established named Diversity Scholarship Funds with the Foundation to provide annual scholarships for members of underrepresented populations within the nutrition and dietetics profession.

Through philanthropy, the Foundation aims to empower current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health. Since 1979, specific Foundation awards and scholarships have been made available for diverse individuals within the field of dietetics. The portfolio of funds established for these purposes has continued to grow since that time. While these individuals are eligible and encouraged to apply for all Foundation funding opportunities, criteria for the following focus on supporting diverse members. Please contact scholarship@eatright.org for additional information.

Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Internship Scholarship

Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Dorner Family Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Fund

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Diversity Scholarship

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Fund

Kenneth W. Wear Minority Scholarship

Laverne and Edwin Domel Memorial Diversity Scholarship

Lenora Moragne Memorial Award

Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship In Memory of Joncier Greene

Molly Kellogg Nutrition Counseling Award

Molly Kellogg Grant for Advancement in Nutrition Counseling

National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition Scholarship

New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Scholarship

Polly Fitz Scholarship

Professional Advancement Diversity Award

Solona C. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Virginia M. Gladney Memorial Scholarship

2022-23 Foundation Scholarship Statistics
Kerri-Ann Henry

I am very grateful to be awarded this scholarship. This will allow me to continue pursuing my education while relieving some of my financial burdens. This scholarship will empower me to do my best and give me more time to maximize my learning experiences and to take advantage of every opportunity.

Kerri-Ann Henry
2022 National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) Scholarship Recipient

Eun-Jeong Scott, DTR

[This scholarship] has lightened my financial burden during my unpaid internship and given me an opportunity to obtain academic achievement and professional development. As a Korean American, I am very grateful for [the Foundation’s] understanding of challenges that minority students are facing and for providing them additional assistance to succeed academically and professionally with the diversity scholarship.

Eun-Jeong Scott, DTR
2022 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Ricardo Licona

With the help of these funds, and my part-time work at the Women, Infant, Children Program (WIC), I will finish my program debt free, I’ll be able to continue working in a setting I enjoy, and I will be ready to spend my time on advocacy and helping diversify and grow the field. I’m elated to see the Foundation’s ongoing commitment and actions to supporting the diversification of professionals in the field by making education programs more accessible and flexible for students.

Ricardo Licona
2022 Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Diversity Scholarship

Shaquala Rice

Receiving this award reaffirms my motivation to continue working towards my goals, and to apply for opportunities like this that support the estimated 3% Black or African American registered dietitians in the field. [This scholarship] will help me to perform to the best of my abilities as an intern without significant financial stress.

Shaquala Rice
2022 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Timothy Smith

Being selected as a recipient of [this scholarship] is such an honor. My appreciation is difficult to put into words. These funds will make completing my dietetic internship more achievable. I am inspired to continue to pursue education opportunities and further my credentials.

Timothy Smith
2022 General Scholarship Recipient