Michigan Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (MNDI) Scholarships


Scholarship Application Timeline

  • Applications are now closed for 2024
  • Notification to scholarship recipients: April 8, 2024

Questions

For scholarship application questions, email mndischolarship@gmail.com

Scholarships Available

We are excited to announce that seven (7) scholarships are available for 2024. The first six (6) are for $1500 each, and the Dietitians of West Michigan Scholarship is for $700.

  • Michigan Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Scholarships (2)
  • Bernice E. Hagelshaw Scholarship
  • Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship 
  • Vera Thompson Scholarship: In addition to the criteria below, this scholarship will be awarded to a student or intern who identifies as Black or African American. This scholarship is supported by MiAND.
  • Delphine Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship: In addition to the criteria below, applicants for this award must have demonstrated leadership in a student dietetic association. This scholarship is also available to CURRENT Dietetic Interns in an ACEND-accredited program in Michigan (you MUST be enrolled in your internship at the time of the application deadline).
  • Dietitians of West Michigan Scholarship: In addition to the criteria below, applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be from the Southwest/West Michigan area (Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties) 
    • Plan to practice as a Registered Dietitian in the Southwest/West Michigan area (Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties) 
    • Self-select for this scholarship.  Be sure to check the box on the application form.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students who wish to apply must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Participant in one of the following programs in Michigan:
    • Currently enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
    • Currently enrolled in an ACEND-accredited Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP)
    • Currently enrolled or accepted into an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship (DI)
    • A current Registered Dietitian enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Show evidence of scholastic achievement throughout college
  • Demonstrate leadership in college and community activities
  • Have as a goal to become an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Michigan Academy, as well as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Not have previously been awarded the scholarship
  • Be at least a junior-level student

Applicants meeting one or more of the specific qualifications listed in the application or above are in no way guaranteed a scholarship.

Scholarship Donations

Interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund? All donations to the MNDI are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult your tax advisor for any specific questions about your ability to use donations to MNDI as a tax deduction. Donations must be received by December 31 in order to be tax-deductible for the same year.  You can quickly and easily donate using the button below. We also accept checks made payable to Michigan Nutrition and Dietetics Institute, Inc.  Contact MNDI at mndischolarship@gmail.com for the current mailing address and with any questions.




Scholarship Recipients 2023

MNDI is proud to announce that ten dietetic students and interns have been awarded scholarships totaling $13,200. The MNDI Trustees commend these students and interns for their hard work, leadership, and dedication, and would like to express sincere gratitude to each person who donated to the scholarship fund in the ongoing support of student education and excellence.

Kimberly Vandewege
MiAND Past President Scholarship

Arielle Buckley
MNDI Scholarship

Jaylin Franco-Leon
MNDI Scholarship

Grace Work
MiAND Scholarship

Suzannah Gadd
Betty Krauss Memorial Scholarship

Asha McElroy
Vera Thompson Scholarship

Lauren Wietzke
Bernice E. Hagelshaw Scholarship

Kristina Tate
Delphine Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship

Ellie Willemin
Dietitians of West Michigan Scholarship

Abigail Harvey
Southwest Michigan DDA Scholarship