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Foundation Awards Thousands in Scholarships

2010-07-15

ADA Foundation Awards More Than $260,000 in Scholarships for 2010-2011 Academic Year

Media Contacts: Ryan O'Malley, Allison MacMunn
800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802 media@eatright.org

CHICAGO – The American Dietetic Association Foundation announced it has awarded 141 scholarships totaling $264,650 to students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels of dietetics study.

As the largest provider of scholarships in the dietetics field, the ADA Foundation has awarded nearly $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students over the last eight years. Scholarships are funded by individual donors, ADA’s state and regional dietetic associations and dietetic practice groups, and American Dietetic Association corporate partners:

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Diabetes Care and Education dietetic practice group of ADA
  • The Ann S. Litt Foundation
  • Estate of Col. Katharine Manchester
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition

“The ADA Foundation is proud to support deserving individuals who represent the future of the dietetics profession,” said registered dietitian and ADA Foundation chair Judith L. Dodd. “We are grateful for the continued support of our generous donors, without whose generosity these scholarships would not be possible.”

Each year, the ADA Foundation receives as many as 750 scholarship applications that are reviewed by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, which evaluates applicants, reviews criteria for each ADA Foundation scholarship fund and selects the most qualified recipients.

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The American Dietetic Association Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity devoted exclusively to nutrition and dietetics. It funds scholarships and awards, public awareness and research projects and ADA strategic initiatives, and is the largest provider of scholarships and awards in the field of dietetics. The Foundation’s mission is funding the future of the dietetics profession through research and education. Visit the ADA Foundation at www.eatright.org/foundation.

The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.