The Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (MANDF) offers Scholarships for Dietetic Students and Nutrition Professionals in Minnesota and Supports MAND's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Work
The field of dietetics and nutrition becomes more exciting every day. With research and scientific breakthroughs, we are learning more about nutrition and whole person health, including meal composition, sleep patterns, gut health, mental health and the impact of food and nutrition on body systems and conditions.
As many of you know, the cost of education continues to rise. Through our fundraising efforts, the MANDF supports member professional development and awards scholarships each year to dietetic students at one of the various colleges/universities in Minnesota offering dietetic and nutrition degrees or to a Minnesota student at an accredited program outside the state. Students are third year students meeting high academic standards with demonstrated leadership experience.
The MAND Foundation also supports MAND's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging work, which includes offering free trainings to members and non-members, MAND's affinity groups, and other activities to promote and increase diversity in the field of nutrition.
You may donate to the MAND Foundation General Fund or designate your gift for specific scholarships named in memory of beloved MAND members.
When you click on DONATE on this page, you'll be taken to our secure donations page. To designate your donation, click on the box below the donation amount that says "Designate my Donation" and choose the General Fund or your scholarship of choice. From there, dollar options will pop up or you can enter a custom amount.
The more you give, the more we can give away. Your generous donation will make a difference!
Are You Interested in Applying for a Scholarship?
Applications open at the beginning of each calendar year and are due by February 28th. These are the scholarship opportunities available from the MAND Foundation:
Sue Kumsha Bodin Memorial Scholarship (undergraduate and graduate students, interns, nutrition professionals)
Cindy Flannery Memorial Scholarship (undergraduate and graduate students, Interns, nutrition professionals in NW Region)
Presidents Leadership Scholarship (3rd year students only)
- Diversity Scholarship (3rd year students only)