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Sponsored by the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society, an Affiliate Program Group of The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society

Eligibility and Criteria

This award shall be given to a graduating senior majoring in Nutrition.

Candidate must:

  1. have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.
  2. have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University; and
  3. have shown exemplary service to the community.

Nominating Procedure

Students (undergraduate or graduates in Nutrition), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations. Students may also nominate themselves.

Application Procedure

Nominees should submit the following information as a packet via email by December 18, 2020 to Julie Brenneman, jqk7@psu.edu:

  1. Completed Application Form 
  2. Statement by the candidate, not to exceed one page, double-spaced with font size no smaller than 12 point, describing how he/she has demonstrated the qualities listed in the award criteria listed above.
  3. Two letters of reference: One each from a faculty, staff member, work/volunteer supervisor or an undergraduate or graduate student. One letter must be from either a faculty or staff member in the College of Health and Human Development.

Selection Committee

The recipient of this award shall be selected by the Awards Committee of the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society and approved by the board of directors.

The Award

  • $100 and engraved plaque to be presented to the recipient at the Nutrition Alumni and Student Brunch in early spring
  • Recognition on NDAS Web site

The NDAS award will be granted one time per year.