LDA Scholarship Awards
Each year the Louisiana Dietetic Association sponsors scholarships for undergraduate students in dietetics. These scholarships are presented to recognize outstanding students and are intended to aid and encourage students to pursue a career in dietetics. To be eligible for these awards, the individual must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Nutrition/Dietetics. For more information about scholarships, please contact us at
The LDA merit scholarships are:
- LDA JUNIOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship for $500 is presented to an outstanding sophomore in an undergraduate degree program in dietetics who will be entering his/her junior year in the fall.
- LDA SENIOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship for $500 is presented to a senior in an undergraduate degree program in dietetics. The recipient must be accepted into an internship or supervised practice program (AP4) before receiving the award.
- IRENE TOLIVER PYBURN MERIT AWARD
This award for $1000 is presented to the most outstanding senior student in Louisiana who is majoring in dietetics. The recipient of this award must be accepted into an internship or supervised practice program (AP4) before receiving the award.
- GRADUATE STUDY AWARD
This award for $500 is presented to an active ADA member, enrolled in an accredited college or university in the field of dietetics and/or management. The recipient must submit a personal letter stating their need for the scholarship along with the application.
- DIETETIC TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP
This award for $250 is presented to a student enrolled in a recognized dietetic technician program in the state of Louisiana or student residing in Louisiana and enrolled in a recognized dietetic technician distance learning program. The award can also be granted to a registered dietetic technician that is enrolled in a recognized dietetic program in the state of Louisiana or enrolled in a recognized dietetics distance learning program.
Applications for Louisiana Dietetic Association Scholarship Awards are sent to all colleges and universities in Louisiana that offer programs in Nutrition/Dietetics. The scholarship packet is available to all interested students through the Directors of Didactic Programs in Dietetics. Applications packets are also made available through all Presidents of the LDA’s district associations.