The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF), established in 1995, is a 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation. Since 1995, GDF has awarded over $25,000 to more than 40 dietetic students. Activities of the foundation over the past 14 years have included monetary donations to local community organizations, and support for statewide educational meetings, including the GDA Annual Convention and Exhibition, to promote delivery of up-to-date nutrition information and services to Georgians.
The mission of GDF is to promote the health and well-being of Georgia citizens through nutrition education by supporting the education and professional development of dietetic and other health care professionals.
GDF awards one or more scholarships per year to qualified candidates in graduate, undergraduate, and supervised practice programs. The amount of each scholarship is $1500. Candidates do not have to be Georgia residents but must be enrolled in or accepted to a Georgia program. The recipients of the awards will be recognized at the Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE). The 2013 application deadline is June 1st, and recipients will be notified by July 15th.
Scholarship Application (pdf or Word).
"I am so grateful to have been awarded the GDF scholarship for my graduate degree in the Coordinated Program in Nutrition at Georgia State University. I intend to obtain my PhD upon completion of my masters program; any financial assistance I receive along the way is truly meaningful and appreciated. Additionally, receiving this scholarship further drives my motivation to do my absolute best in my rotations, classes, and laboratory research. Thank you again for your help and support in my educational endeavors! ~Nicole Dingels, Coordinated Program, Georgia State University (pictured)
ving the Georgia Dietetic Foundation scholarship has helped alleviate some of the financial strain that comes with being a college student. Going to school full time and only being able to work part time left me with an extremely tight budget. Upon receiving this award, I was able to set aside some worry and put more energy and focus into schoolwork. I am much appreciative
of this scholarship and look forward to the future and wherever dietetics may take me!" ~Brittany Linton, Didactic Programs in Dietetics, Georgia State University (pictured)
Professional Development Stipend
The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF) provides an annual award stipend up to $750.00 to one registered dietitian who is a member of the American Dietetic Association, and resides in the state of Georgia. This stipend is applied toward costs associated with a regional, national or international dietetics or nutrition conference or symposium. Expenses covered by the stipend include (but are not limited to) registration fees, travel and lodging. The recipient of the stipend will be recognized at the Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE). The application must be postmarked on or before February 15th.
Stipend Application (pdf or Word) or Click here to complete and submit application on-line.
Tonya Nicole Cooksey, MS, RD, LD used the stipend to attend the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) 17th Annual Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition at Paris Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV). Read about her experience!
How to Contribute to GDF
Your tax exempt contribution to GDF will support its scholarship program and professional development stipend.
To make a donation on-line using a credit card, click here.
Or send your contribution check made payable to GDF using this donation form (pdf or Word). Please send to:
GDA Executive Director, Kelly Schriver
4780 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite A #512, Atlanta, Georgia, 30338-5504
GDF Board of Trustees
Roseann Hoeye, MBA, RD, LD (President)
Cathy McCarroll, MPH, RD, LD (Secretary)
Cindy Culver, (GAND Representative)
Crystal Duncan, MBA, FMP
Diane Heller, MMSc, RD, LD
Kinley Perno (Student Liaison)
April Rascoe, MS, RD, LD
Joanna Skinner, MBA, MS, RD, LD
Carolyn Turner, MS, RD, LD
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