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Student Scholarship and Sponsorship Application for Personalized Nutrition 2018 Conference

The American College of Nutrition is able to offer several awards to students who are planning to attend the ACN's 59th annual conference, Personalized Nutrition 2018: Translate the Science of NutriGenomics into Practice. The following scholarships and sponsorships are open at all current ACN student members. Not yet a student member? Join today!

 

Details

  • All scholarships and sponsorships include complimentary conference registration.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required information by the scholarship deadline.
  • Applicants must certify that s/he plans to attend the entire conference for which s/he received the conference award.
  • Attendance at the conference will be verified prior to the release of the monies. Checks are distributed three (3) weeks following the ACN conference.
  • Students may apply for more than one award in their application. Students may only be a recipient of one award.
  • The following scholarships and sponsorships are open to all current ACN student members.

Checklist Prior to Starting Application

  • Updated Resume/CV
  • Proof of school status (school ID or letter from Registrar’s Office)
  • Brief statement (maximum of 400 words) answering: Tell us why you want to attend the ACN conference, what your goals for attending the conference are and what you hope to take away from the material presented.
  • Letter of recommendation from current school or a faculty member
  • See Individual scholarships and awards for additional requirements 

 

Poster Presentation

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Scholarship: $1,000

This scholarship is open to all students who are members of the ACN. All student research submissions should address an aspect of nutrition science and be of interest to professionals in the field, with special attention to our conference theme, Personalized Nutrition 2018: Translate the Science of NutriGenomics Into Practice. Proposals will be reviewed for scientific content, objectivity and relevance of subject matter. Winners will showcase their poster at the conference. View details and submit a poster for presentation.

 

Clinical Case Study

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Scholarship: $500

Sponsorship: Up to $500 toward flight/travel and up to $500 towards a shared hotel room at the conference venue. 

This award is open to all students who are members of the ACN. Students will demonstrate the clinical application of nutrition by submitting a case study on a client. Cases are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. Involves a chronic health issue for which a significant part of the treatment plan includes dietary and nutritional supplement components
  2. Involves a minimum of two sessions with the patient to allow for sufficient monitoring and follow-up regarding outcomes of your treatment plan.

Case studies will include aspects of the core CNS competencies including Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Intervention, Counseling & Management and Nutrition Monitoring & Evaluation. The case study will be submitted using the provided template. Application attachments for this scholarship include:

  • Completed case study

 Theme Based Essay

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Scholarship: $500

Sponsorship: Up to $500 toward flight/travel and up to $500 towards a shared hotel room at the conference venue. 

This award is open to all students who are members of the ACN. Applicants are required to submit a 3-5 page essay on the conference topic. For 2018, the theme of the conference is Personalized Nutrition 2018: Translate the Science of NutriGenomics Into Practice. The conference highlights the following:

  • NutriGenomic Science Personalized
  • Metabolic Adaptability Personalized
  • Detoxification Personalized
  • Neurocognition Personalized
  • Gut-Immune Axis Personalized

Applicants can choose to focus the essay on any one (1) topic listed. Referencing recent research is required as well as AMA format. Application attachments for this scholarship include:

  • Completed essay

 

First-time conference attendees

DeadlineOctober 15, 2018

Scholarship: $200 each

This scholarship is open to all students who are members of the ACN but have not attended an American College of Nutrition conference in previous years. Students who receive this award agree to volunteer at the conference for a minimum of 4 hours with registration, hosting or reporting of sessions. Winners also agree to:

  1. Post about their experience on their social media pages using the conference hashtag #ANA18
  2. Complete a post-conference summary to be shared with future student attendees within 45 days of the completion of the conference.

This award is lottery based.