Award Synopsis:

This award was established to provide funding for professional educational enrichment for a dietitian or dietetic technician. Funds are available for dietetic professionals new to their careers, as well as those who are seasoned and wish to expand their knowledge and experiences. Registration fees and travel expenses will be funded for short-term study, including workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, and course work. The amount of award is determined by investment return of the fund endowment and will not be more than 75% of the combined registration fee and travel expense. Preference is given to applicants who have served in dietetics related leadership positions, whether on the district, state or national level.

General Instructions:
Thank you for your interest in this award! Before you begin, please read the following application information and instructions.
NEW ONLINE FORMAT
We have a new online format this year for applications! As you complete the application, please note the following:

All information required for the application MUST be submitted via this survey link. Application materials will not be accepted via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If required, supporting documents can be uploaded at the end of this survey.

All supporting materials must be submitted as PDF files. For details on how to save a file as a PDF, please visit this link: https://m.wikihow.com/Save-a-PDF-File.

You must complete and submit the application at one time. You cannot save the application and return at a later date to finish and submit your application. We strongly recommend that you type your responses in a Word Document and then copy and paste your responses in the survey when you are ready to submit.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have a question that is not answered by reading the general instructions or the specific award instructions, please reach out to Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator via email at lnitowski@eatright.org.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

* Please type your full name in the below text box to acknowledge that you have read and understand the above instructions:

Specific Submission Guidelines:

Applicant Must:
  • Be a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician
  • Be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least three years.
  • Demonstrate that the knowledge gained through the educational program will apply to the applicant’s professional goals.
  • Submit an official cover letter requesting support, official application form and documentation of the event(s) they plan to attend
Purpose of Award:
  • Educational stipend for professional development
  • Attendance at educational conference for professional development
  • This award is NOT intended as a scholastic/scholarship award for a degree program

Preference will be given to educational experiences that would be of benefit to other WSDA members. Recipients will be asked to present information from the educational activity in one or more of the following ways:
  • At the annual Washington State Academy conference
  • In a newsletter article
  • In an article for the Washington State Academy website

Reviewers will score applications based on the following criteria:
  • The extent to which the applicant has served in dietetics related leadership positions, whether on the district, state or national level — 5 points possible
  • The extent to which the applicant has demonstrated that the knowledge gained through the educational program will apply to their professional goals — 15 points possible
  • The extent to which the knowledge gained through the educational program will benefit WSDA members —10 points possible
  • The extent to which the delivery method of the knowledge gained through the educational program has been clearly articulated and well thought out by the applicant? — 5 points possible
  • Recipients must return a report to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation documenting their attendance.

The following information must be uploaded in order to be considered to receive the award:
  • Cover letter requesting support
  • Documentation of the event(s) you plan to attend

* Amount of award is determined by investment return of the fund endowment.

All documents should be uploaded via dropbox. Submission of this survey is due by February 1st.

Any questions may be directed to Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator by email at lnitowski@eatright.org.
Please provide the following information:

* Name (First, Middle Initial, Last):

* Academy Member #:

* Mailing Address Line 1:

* Mailing Address Line 2 (if Applicable):

* City:

* State:

* Zip Code:

* Phone Number:

* Email Address:

* Are you currently employed as a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician Registered?

* If answered YES to question above, please provide your title, employer, and a sentence or two about your job responsibilities.

* How many years have you worked in the field of dietetics?

* Name of event you wish to attend:

* Date of Program:

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* Travel Expenses:

Please provide the following information regarding your involvement at the district, state, or national level in the field of dietetics.

* District level - describe position(s) held and length of time serving.

* State level - describe position(s) held and length of time serving.

* National level - describe position(s) held and length of time serving.

Volunteer Experience

* Describe position(s) held and length of time serving of dietetics-related volunteer positions.

Educational Experience

* Describe the educational experience you wish to attend.

* Describe how this experience will apply to your professional goals.

* Recipients are expected to share their experiences with WSAND members. How do you anticipate the knowledge you gain from this program will benefit members in Washington State?

* Which option would you prefer to present the knowledge that you gained through the educational activity?

* Please explain why you prefer this option.

Please upload the required supporting documents as PDFs at the below link:

1) Cover letter requesting support

2) Conference/workshop flyer, or other documentation of the educational event

Save your PDF Files with the Candidate's Last Name, First Name included in the file name. E.g. Smith, Rachel, Testimonial


Please note that your application is NOT complete and will not be considered unless the above items are uploaded at the below link; no submissions will be accepted via email.

>>Click Here to Submit Required Supporting Documents<<

* I, the undersigned, certify that I meet all of the eligibility requirements specified above, and accept, as with any award, the obligation to comply with terms in effect at the time of the award. Please enter name below as signature.

* Please enter the current date.

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Please contact Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator with any questions at lnitowski@eatright.org.

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