Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, through its many association groups, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offer a variety of scholarships and educational stipends to individuals pursuing undergraduate and advanced degrees in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas. General scholarship and educational stipend information from the Foundation, dietetic practice groups and affiliate (state) and district dietetic associations can be accessed from the respective group's information listed on this site.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation proudly serves as the largest provider of dietetic scholarships to students at all levels of study. Foundation scholarships, including scholarship funds established by many affiliate (state) dietetic associations and dietetic practice groups, are available to encourage eligible students and members to enroll in dietetics programs. Most Academy Foundation scholarships require Academy membership to apply; some may also require specific dietetic practice group membership and/or affiliate membership.

While all students are eligible for most Academy Foundation scholarships, some are specifically for dietetics students who are members of underrepresented groups. Find more information about Foundation scholarships on the Academy Foundation website.

Eligibility and Application Information
One application form is used to apply for all Academy Foundation scholarships. The number of scholarships available and their respective dollar amounts vary from year to year based on fundraising efforts and investment activity. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $25,000. The majority of the scholarships awarded are for $1,000.

Scholarships Offered by Other Academy Groups

Scholarships from the dietetic practice groups and the affiliate and district dietetic associations generally require membership in that group or residence in its area. Individuals interested in scholarships offered by the DPGs and affiliate or district dietetic associations should contact these groups directly for more information.

Free International Financial Assistance and Resources Directory
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has released the third edition of the Academy Foundation Directory of Resources for International Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Professionals. This publication was made possible through the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management.

The 90-page directory is a reference for U.S. and international students and professionals who are seeking funding for professional study, work experience, or research in their home country or abroad. The publication lists more than 100 groups offering financial assistance and features education organizations, loan programs, literature and Internet resources.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

Financial assistance is essential for many students enrolled in dietetics education programs. Information about student aid should be sought from the financial aid office or administrator at individual institutions. Additional sources include the state higher education agency and local civic, professional and community organizations or foundations.

Detailed information about federal grants and loans administered by the United States Department of Education is available on its federal student aid website.