CPAND is proud to support RDN’s, DTR’s, and nutrition students in our region with two annual, monetary awards: Outstanding Student Scholarship and Outstanding Dietitian Grant. Details of each award can be found below.

***Please send any questions to the CPAND Nominating Committee at CPANDNominating@gmail.com.

 

General procedures and rules for all awards:

  1. All applicants must be members of AND and CPAND for the current year.
  2. Eligibility is limited to those who have not previously received awards from CPAND
  3. Follow award checklists to ensure all required portions of the application are completed. Points will be deducted for incomplete applications.
  4. When possible, please save application documents as PDF files and include the applicant’s name in the file name.
  5. Applications must be received by email to CPANDNominating@gmail.com on or before the application deadline of March 1 to be considered.
  6. All applications will be reviewed and scored by the CPAND Nominating Committee with input from the CPAND President.
  7. Once the scoring process is completed, winners will be notified via email and a check will be sent in the mail. Emails will also be sent to each applicant who did not receive the award.
  8. Winners will be recognized on CPAND social media, the CPAND website, and at the Spring Membership meeting.

 


Outstanding Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: To recognize emerging leadership and achievement of a student member of the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and provide a scholarship to support this student who wishes to become eligible for registration through one of the following ACEND-accredited pathways:

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics (bachelor’s or graduate)
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Program
  • Future Education Model Program (bachelor’s or graduate)
  • Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway

Description: One $750 scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s contributions to the field of nutrition, career goals, participation in local, state, and national academies, references, and educational merits.

Application Checklist:

  • Outstanding Student Scholarship Data Sheet (see attached document)
  • Most recent transcript
  • Personal Statement, which includes contributions to the field of nutrition, career goals, participation in local, state, and national academies, educational merits, and reasons for applying for this scholarship.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Include at least one from a professional reference such as a professor or employment supervisor.

 


Outstanding Dietitian Grant

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: To recognize leadership and achievement of a registered member of the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and provide a grant to be used at her or his discretion to increase dietetics knowledge or support endeavors in the field of nutrition.

Description: One $750 grant will be awarded based on the applicant’s contributions to the field of nutrition, professional goals, participation in local, state, and national academies, and references.

Application Checklist:

  • Outstanding Dietitian Grant Data Sheet (see attached document)
  • Personal Statement which includes contributions to the field of nutrition, professional goals, participation in local, state, and national academies, and reasons for applying for this grant.
  • Current resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation. Include at least one from a professional reference such as a professor or employment supervisor.