The purpose of the ‘Outstanding Student in Women’s Health Award’ is to recognize two student members of the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) who have exhibited outstanding service, leadership and accomplishment. 

A. Criteria for the Selection 

1. Current member of WH DPG
2. Not a previous recipient of the ‘Outstanding Student in Women’s Health Award’
3. Participated and/or provided leadership in WH DPG activities, such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and/or involvement in association activities at district, state and national levels
4. Demonstrated active involvement in health-related organizations (professional and voluntary), such as committee work at area, state, national organizations.
5. Developed, or was a contributor to, innovative approaches to the practice of nutrition in women’s health for research and/or publications
6. Demonstrated involvement in academic coarse work, thesis or intent to practice in women’s health

B. Procedure for Selection
 
The complete responsibility for the selection of the ‘Outstanding Student in Women’s Health Award’ rests with the WH DPG nominating committee.

The coordinator is the WH DPG Awards Chair. 

All applications will be scored blindly and in the event of a tie, the WH DPG Chair will make the final decision.

C. Action Following Selection

The two selected individuals will receive an award of $250.00 each and a certificate—presented at the WH DPG Business Meeting at the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE).

The individual will also be featured in the WH newsletter, Women’s Health Report.

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* 1. WH Member Making Nomination:

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* 2. Contact Information:

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* 3. Nominee Contact Information:

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* 4. Years as member of WH DPG:

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* 5. Academy #:

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* 6. Name of University Attending:

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* 7. Anticipated Year of Graduation:

After completing this nomination form survey, please send the following materials to info@womenshealthdpg.org:

1. No more than 1 page describing how nominee meets the following criteria: (1 page) 
Please identify how the Nominee has:

a. Participated and provided leadership in WH DPG activities, such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and/or involvement in association activities at district, state and national levels.

And/or

b. Demonstrated active involvement in health related organizations (professional and voluntary), such as officer and/or committee work in area, state, national organizations.

And/or

c. Developed, or was a contributor to, innovative approaches to the practice of nutrition in women’s health for research and/or publications.

And/or

d. Demonstrated involvement in academic coursework, thesis or intent to practice in women’s health.

Directions for Submitting Outstanding Member Application

The WH Member who is submitting the nomination should complete and submit all forms.

Forms can be submitted to info@womenshealthdpg.org and are due by June 15, 2018.  

Individuals can self-nominate.

The application packet should contain the following:

1. Completed nomination form. (1 page)

2. Two letters of recommendation from professionals and/or community members who have worked closely with the nominee.

Each letter of recommendation should not exceed 2 pages. (up to 4 pages) 

Note:  Please adhere to these requirements and do not send in additional information. Application packet should NOT exceed 5 pages. Failure to do so may cause the award committee to not accept the application.

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