Michigan Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (MNDI) Scholarships


Scholarship Recipients 2020

MNDI is proud to announce that eight dietetic students and interns have been awarded $1,500 scholarships, totaling $12,000. 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 ongoing support of student education and excellence.

Check out the recipients’ accomplishments and bios in this PowerPoint file.

Riley Compagner
Michigan State University
MI Academy Past President Scholarship in honor of Stella Cash

Pablo Torres-Aguilar
Beaumont Health Internship
MNDI Scholarship

Madeline Workman
Western Michigan University
MNDI Scholarship

Aria Grabowski
University of Michigan
MI Academy Memorial Scholarship

Hunter Harrison-Wojcik
Central Michigan University
MI Academy Memorial Scholarship

Betsy Ford
University of Michigan
Sue Bosserd Scholarship

Alison Cooney
Grand Valley State University
Bernice E. Hagelshaw Scholarship

Ava Daly
Western Michigan University
Delphine Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information

MNDI provides several annual scholarships.  Students that wish to apply must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Participant in one of the following Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) dietetic education programs in Michigan:
    • Currently enrolled in an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
    • Currently enrolled in an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP)
    • An Applicant* to an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) – *Note: Dietetic Interns currently enrolled in an ACEND accredited DI may apply for the Delphine Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship ONLY (see details below).
  • 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

The scholarships are determined by the MNDI Trustees and are awarded in July each year.

Eight scholarships were awarded in 2020, each worth $1500. The number of scholarships available each year will be announced when applications open for that year.

  • Michigan Academy Past President Scholarship in honor of Stella Cash
  • MNDI Scholarships (2)
  • Michigan Academy Memorial Scholarships (2) 
  • Sue Bosserd Scholarship
  • Bernice E. Hagelshaw Scholarship
  • Delphine Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship: In addition to the above criteria, 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 application deadline).

Scholarship Application Timeline

The application process for this year is complete. Please check back next year!

  • Application opening for 2021: February 15, 2021
  • Notification to 2021 scholarship winners: July 2021

QUESTIONS: For scholarship application questions, email mndischolarship@gmail.com