Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics in the College of Health Professions will have a number of scholarships of varying amounts available to Nutrition/Dietetics and FEN students for each academic year. To be eligible for the scholarship students must already be in one of the programs within the school. Preference will be given to students who will be juniors or seniors during each academic year. 

Doris S. Aldrich Endowed Leadership Award and Scholarship

Faculty, friends, and students established this award and scholarship in 1989 to honor Professor Emeritus Doris Aldrich for her outstanding contributions to dietetics and, in particular, the coordinated undergraduate program, developed in 1975. The award is presented annually to an outstanding junior or senior in the Coordinated Program in dietetics with preference given to students with a high GPA and demonstrated leadership skills. The scholarship is based on the size of the growing endowment. Selection of recipients is made by the School of Nutrition and Dietetics in concert with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Dorothy Laubacher Award

This award was established in 1977 in honor of professor Emeritus Dorothy Laubacher, who taught with distinction for 27 years. The award is presented annually, to an outstanding sophomore, junior, or graduate student in and nutrition, dietetics or FEN. Recipients and award amounts are determined by the school faculty.

Marlene Toot Scholarship

Awarded to a current or incoming graduate student.  

Tom and Mary Lynn Crowley Scholarship

Established by the Crowley family and awarded to Food and Environmental Nutrition Majors only.

Tracey Thompson Cardelle Scholarship

The Tracey Thompson Cardelle Scholarship in Dietetics was established to honor the memory of Tracey, a 1988 graduate who died in October 1999, following a courageous battle with cancer. The scholarship provides financial assistance for deserving University of Akron students enrolled in the Dietetics program of the School of Nutrition and Dietetics. Recipients are required to have a 2.5 grade point average and will be selected by the School of Nutrition and Dietetics in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Wallace T. Williams Memorial Scholarship  

For Junior or senior in dietetics.

Application Form - use this form to apply for the above scholarships.  Applications are due April 2nd.

Scholarship application form

The University of Akron Nutrition and Dietetic Programs Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship - Due March 1st

was created in 2004 to recognize the importance and need for qualified dietitians in the health-care communities throughout Ohio and the nation. An annual award of $500 or more will be presented to a deserving student(s) who is majoring in nutrition and dietetics in either the Didactic or FEN Program at The University of Akron. (Students in the Coordinated Program are ineligible to apply for the scholarship). 

To be eligible, a student must have a minimum of junior or senior status at The University of Akron during the semester in which the award will be paid; pursue a declared major in nutrition and dietetics; demonstrate outstanding academic performance as evidenced by his or her academic transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; show professional promise through a track record of involvement in professional work or community activities related to the field of nutrition and dietetics; and demonstrate leadership and teamwork. Based on the aforementioned criteria, The University of Akron Nutrition/Dietetic Programs Advisory Board will select a recipient. 

The University of Akron Nutrition/Dietetic Programs Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship will be promoted in all literature concerning awards, and in presentations to prospective students. The University of Akron Nutrition/Dietetic Programs Advisory Board will present the award, and The University of Akron will publicize each award with mention of the Dietetic/Nutrition programs.

Advisory Board Scholarship Form

SDA Scholarship - Due April 14, 2017

Established and awarded by the Student Dietetic Association.  Separate application required and is available on the website.

SDA scholarship application form

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