Awards & Scholarships

PA ACADEMY OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS AWARDS

The LVDA is proud to recognize the following PAND award-winning members:

Outstanding Dietitian of Pennsylvania

  • 2018 Denice Ferko-Adams

Keystone Award

  • 2018 Martine Scannavino
  • 2017 Denice Ferko-Adams

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

  • 2018 Laura Gallagher
  • 2017 Amy Romberger

Emerging Dietetics Leader

  • 2018 Andrea Barnes

Outstanding Dietetics Educator

  • 2015 Martine Scannavino

Outstanding Dietetic Student

  • 2020 Alana Sherman, Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship
  • 2017 David Hersh, Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship

Each year it is the privilege of the PA Academy Nominating committee to review applications from RDN’s, DTR’s and students throughout the state who qualify for the various awards and scholarships.


AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION

Are you interested in the criteria for an award?  Thinking about applying for an award?  Click below and link to the award applications and information.

2020-2021 PA ACADEMY NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Please direct all questions to the Lehigh Valley Nominating Committee Chairperson: Tim Leech.

Outstanding Dietitian

Deadline: January 2021

Description: The ODY is the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes a Pennsylvania dietitian whose leadership and service is exemplary and whose contributions to PA Academy and the public have been longstanding and exceptional. To be eligible for the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietitian Award, candidates must have received the Keystone Award.


Keystone Award

Deadline: January 2021

Description: Recognizes Pennsylvania dietitians who through their leadership ability demonstrated outstanding professional standards to serve and advance the aims of the PA Academy


Recognized Young Dietitian Award

Deadline: January 2021

Description: The RYDY is presented to members of the Academy who are 35 years of age or younger who have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in public relations, research, community outreach, management, legislation, education, and other areas related to the profession, on the job and in the community.


Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year Award

Deadline: January 2021

Description: The RYTY award honors the contributions of diet technicians to the profession. Award recipients have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in the Academy or their employment through clinical nutrition, food service management, education, career guidance, legislation and public relations.


Emerging Dietetic Leader Award

Deadline: January 2021

Description: Recognizes the activities and competence of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their career to the Academy.


Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award

Deadline: November 22, 2020

Note: There will now be 2 levels for the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award – ODEA

State Level – awarded at the PA Academy Annual AME for educators selected from each of the four program types in Pennsylvania.

National Level – awarded at the NDEP area meetings for educators

Description: Recognizes the excellence of educators in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited and approved dietetic education programs.


Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

Deadline: January 2021

Description: Recognizes emerging leadership and achievement of students enrolled in Academy-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourages participation in the Academy


Outstanding Preceptor Awards (OPA)

Deadline: November 2020

Description: Application for PAND OPA award does not preclude National submission


ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS AWARDS

PAND has had many past members receive these national awards. The state association or dietetic practice groups helps the applicant. Please notify the PAND nominating committee if you are applying for these awards.

Medallion Award

Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award

 


PA ACADEMY OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Each year it is the privilege of the PA Academy Foundation (PANDF) to review applications from RDN’s, DTR’s and students throughout the state who qualify for the various scholarships and grants. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com

General Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Description: Provides a scholarship to a member of PA Academy who wishes to become eligible for registration through a didactic program, an internship, ISPP, or a coordinated program. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Description: Provides a scholarship to a student with a diverse background, traditionally underrepresented in the field of dietetics. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


Diversity Grant

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Description: Community Relations Grants are awarded to support PA Academy members holding events that foster participation in activities in schools with a population of minority students. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com


National Nutrition Month Grant

Deadline: Apply Anytime

Description: National Nutrition Month Grants are awarded to Pennsylvania Academy members holding events that promote National Nutrition Month held annually in March. National Nutrition Month focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There is a maximum of $100 allowed per grant with 15 grants available. Please complete the application and submit to PANDFoundation@gmail.com


Student Stipend

Deadline: January 19, 2021

Description: Are you a student who is registered for the Annual Meeting and Exhibition?  If so, consider applying for the student stipend. This stipend can help offset the cost of the AME and connect you to a member of PA Academy. Please complete the application and submit to: PANDFoundation@gmail.com

 


ACADEMY OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS FOUNDATION (ANDF) SCHOLARSHIPS

ANDF Scholarships require membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Pennsylvania Academy contributes funds to ANDF for two endowed scholarships, both of which require PA state residency. Learn more about the scholarships and application process by clicking on the links below: