Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

Do you know a HEN member who...

  • Goes above and beyond each day and deserves recognition?
  • Has made a difference in the community with innovative, sustainably focused programs?
  • Has simply impressed or inspired you by their work?

Each year, the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the outstanding work of our members through three awards:

Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (2 Awards)

Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership (1 Award)

These award recipients are chosen through nomination by peers in the field. Nominees must be members of the HEN DPG and have been involved in hunger or environmental nutrition related to work as a dietetic professional or volunteer. Awards will be presented at the Annual HEN Film Feastival during the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). To receive the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Award or the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership Award, nominees must meet at least one of these criteria.

If you wish to nominate a HEN member for an award, please send a note requesting application to hen.leaders@gmail.com

 

Available Education Awards

The School-to-Farm Program Joraan Forbord Memorial Education Award

The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (HEN DPG) School-to-Farm Program connects Academy members who are farmers and growers with dietetic students and interns seeking volunteer experiences related to HEN’s Vision, Mission, and Definition of Sustainability.  HEN will provide a reimbursement scholarship to a HEN DPG Student member in order to support the travel expenses for participation in this program.

*Applicant Criteria:

Currently a student member of the HEN DPG.

Have identified a volunteer opportunity through the HEN DPG School-to-Farm Program.

For more information on the School to Farm program, please visit School To Farm.

 

The Dr. Robert E. Putz Memorial Education Award

The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (HEN DPG) awards a reimbursement scholarship to support a HEN student member’s attendance at a conference that will further their knowledge of conservation or the environment. 

*Applicant Criteria:

Currently a student member of the HEN DPG.

 

HEN International Education Award

The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group awards a one-year paid membership to both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to the HEN DPG to an RD who is working internationally in the food security or sustainable food systems arenas.  One scholarship in the combined amount reflecting the dues costs for Academy and HEN membership will be awarded each year. 

*Applicant Criteria:

Currently eligible for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership.

Currently working internationally in the food security or sustainable food systems arenas.

 

How to Apply for Education Awards: Please send a note requesting the desired education award application to hen.leaders@gmail.com.  Follow directions on the application.

Deadlines and Notification of Education Award Winners: The deadline for all scholarship submissions is May 31st each year. All winners will be notified by the second week of June.  Please e-mail completed applications or questions to HEN.leaders@gmail.com.