Scholarship applications have now been closed for the 2017 year. Thank you for your interest. Please see the information below if you are planning to apply next year.

CPAND supports students studying nutrition and dietetics and practitioners looking to advance their knowledge base. Scholarships are awarded each year to be used towards these nutrition and dietetics related education expenses.

RDN / DTR Licensed Practitioners:

The Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CPAND) would like to support practitioners working towards an advanced degree, certification, or attendance of a professional continuing education program that promotes the advancement of nutrition and dietetics. One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to be used towards these nutrition and dietetics related education expenses. The recipients will be determined based on the applicant’s contributions to the field and future career goals. A selection committee composed of CPAND members will evaluate each complete application and determine scholarship recipients.  All applicants must be members of AND and CPAND for the current year. Eligibility is limited to those who have not previously received this scholarship.  Applicants who plan to use the scholarship towards an advanced degree must currently be enrolled in the advanced degree program.  Awards will be presented at the spring membership meeting.

Upon receiving the scholarship:

Submit an article for the CPAND website. This can be based on a summary from attendance at a professional meeting. If scholarship is used towards continuing education or certification, submit an article on a current nutrition topic.

Graduate/Undergraduate Students & Dietetic Interns:

The Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CPAND) would like to support students and interns studying nutrition and dietetics. Once scholarship of $750 will be awarded to be used towards these education expenses.  The recipients will be determined based on the applicant’s contributions to the field, future career goals, professional references, and grades.  A selection committee composed of CPAND members will evaluate each completed application and determine scholarship recipients.  All student or intern applicants must be currently enrolled in an CDR-accredited supervised practice program or in an advanced degree program that promotes the advancement of dietetics.  Applicants must be members of AND and CPAND for the current year.  Eligibility is limited to those who have not previously received this scholarship. Deadline for application is March 1st, 2017. Awards presented at the spring membership meeting.

Please include the following information to apply 

  1. Certification of current enrollment in the above college or university from the registrar; OR statement of student status signed by the Dietetics Program Director at the college or university.
  2. Copy of the most recent undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (original preferred).
  3. A personal letter stating education and background, your career plans and goals, and your reason(s) for applying for this scholarship.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Include at least one from a professional reference (professor, practicum or employment supervisor, etc.). If the letter is included in the application packet, it should be in a sealed envelope with the writer’s signature across the back flap. If the reference chooses to do so, he or she may mail the letter directly to Malorie Blake at the address below.

Upon receiving the scholarship:

  1. Submit an article for the CPAND website. This can be based on research summary, graduate studies, or a current nutrition topic.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Be sure to visit their scholarship page:

http://www.eatrightfoundation.org/foundation/scholarships