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.

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Diversity Scholarship

Lenora Moragne Memorial Award

Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

LaVerne and Edwin Domel Memorial Diversity Scholarship

Molly Kellogg Nutrition Counseling Award

Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Kenneth W. Wear Minority Scholarship

Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship in Memory of Joncier Greene

National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition Scholarship

New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Scholarship

Polly Fitz Scholarship

Solona McDonald Scholarship

Virginia M. Gladney Memorial Scholarship

Professional Advancement Diversity Award

2021 Foundation Scholarship Statistics
Sarah L. White

I am completely dependent on scholarships, part-time employment and loans to pay for school. Since I will be in the University of North Carolina Greensboro Dietetic Internship program and working on the second year of my Master’s of Science degree, I will have more time to work on developing my skills and becoming a competent practitioner. In particular, the scholarship will help to cover the cost of the Culinary Medicine elective course. I will gain knowledge that I will utilize to better relate to clients of diverse backgrounds, to equip them to take better control of their health and nutrition and to give them equitable treatment and care.

Sarah L. White, BS 
2021 National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) Scholarship Recipient

Isabel Garcia, MS

Receiving this scholarship allows me to continue pursuing my goal of representing the Latinx/Latine community in the field of dietetics. Without the 2021 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship, I would be experiencing much more hardship on the way to completing this part of my career journey. Thanks to the Foundation and the CDR, I will be able to focus more on my internship without having the stress of just making ends meet.

Isabel Garcia, MS
2021 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

Dayanna Fair

This scholarship will help pay for my tuition for my dietetic internship and graduate school classes. As a student that has to financially support myself, any and all funding alleviates some of the financial burden, which will allow me to be a better student and intern.

Dayanna Fair
2021 Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Diversity Scholarship

Antonio Miranda

The diversity scholarship will ensure the continuation of my pursuit for honesty health disparity research. In a world full of bias, my research aims to give voice to low income Mexican men. This scholarship will provide compensation to participants that give their time for the better of Hispanic health research.

Antonio Miranda, MS, RD, LD, PhD Candidate
2021 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Moriam Dolapo Balogun

Receiving a scholarship from the Foundation really helps to ease to financial burden on the road to becoming a Registered Dietitian. I am so grateful for the Foundation’s generosity towards my education so that I can focus on my studies, so that I can become the best dietitian I can possibly be!

Moriam Dolapo Balogun
2021 General Scholarship Recipient