Scholarships

Each year LAND offers scholarships to aid and encourage students to pursue careers in dietetics.

Applicants must:

  • View the list of available scholarships below – paying careful attention to eligibility criteria, deadlines, and required application materials
  • Complete the linked application form in its entirety to be considered for the scholarship
  • Confirm all required application materials are received by the deadlines noted for the scholarship
  • Ensure an official transcript and all letters of recommendation are submitted directly to LAND as requested
  • Request each letter of recommendation to include the following information:
    – Applicant’s full name
    – Name of the scholarship applicant is applying for
    – Capacity in which applicant is known by referee
    – Length of time in which applicant is known by referee
    – Applicant’s potential as a student, professional, and leader
    – Applicant’s personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses
    – Applicant’s need for the scholarship
    – Any other special considerations the Scholarship Committee should be aware of for the applicant
  • Ensure the personal letter submitted with the application form answers the following prompts:
    – Why are you in need of a scholarship from LAND?
    – What do you plan to do with your degree after graduation?
    – What interests you most about the dietetics profession?
Junior Merit Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is presented to an outstanding sophomore enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university dietetics program in the state of Louisiana.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be entering junior year of the program in Fall 2022.

Application Deadline
Friday, January 14, 2022

Required Application Materials

Senior Merit Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is presented to an outstanding junior enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university dietetics program in the state of Louisiana.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be entering senior year of the program in Fall 2022.

Application Deadline
Friday, January 14, 2022

Required Application Materials

Irene Toliver Pyburn Merit Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is presented to the most outstanding senior dietetics student in the state.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be formally accepted into an internship or supervised practice program in the state of Louisiana before receiving the scholarship.

Upon completion of the internship or supervised practice program, must become a member of the Academy and plan to practice in the profession.

Application Deadline
Friday, January 14, 2022

Required Application Materials

Graduate Study Scholarship

There are two (2) Graduate Study Scholarships being offered this year – each in the amount of $500.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be a member of the Academy and enrolled in an accredited graduate college or university dietetics program in the state of Louisiana.

Application Deadline
Friday, January 14, 2022

Required Application Materials

  • Completed application form with an attached personal letter – CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT FORM
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees noted below to LAND@eatrightlouisiana.org
    1. Dietetics Program Instructor
    2. Any Non-Relative Individual