SNEB Foundation Scholarship Application - 2017


The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB Foundation) Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance  for recipients to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding. 


There are three categories for student applicants: Student (graduate), Undergraduate and International. The scholarship amount for the 2017 Student and Undergraduate Scholarships is $500.00.  The International Scholarship is awarded $1,000, to help cover extra travel costs for those residing outside the U.S. Each scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference.  Only one scholarship award will be given to each recipient. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration.

Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for a student scholarship the applicant must be a Student Member of SNEB.  Student Members are: Individuals who are registered as full-time students or are actively working on a degree at an accredited college or university or are enrolled in a dietetic intern program.  Student status must be verified by having a faculty member sign the membership application.  Non-members can join at htp://
All applicants must also be at the beginning of their professional careers in nutrition, dietetics, or related field, i.e., they must have fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.  T


The goal of the Community Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those who offer community-based nutrition education programs.  The 2017 award amount is $500.  In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration.

Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicants must:

  • Work for a 501(c)3 nonprofit or governmental entity
  • Work for community-based initiative that offers nutrition education or other programs to improve nutrition behaviors
  • Have worked in the field for at least one year


The application form and essay must be submitted via email by March 1, 2017.


All essays will be rated based on the quality of response to the question "How do you plan to apply what you learn to your studies, research, or professional career related to nutrition education?"  The reviewers will evaluate essays on the following criteria:

  • Originality/creativity/innovation in nutrition education.  How is your research or work enhancing the field of nutrition education?  (This can be expressed by describing work you are already doing or work you are interested in pursuing in the future.)
  • Ability to apply specific conference sessions to career potential.  How will exposure to conference sessions help you advance your nutrition education career goals? (Full description of all conference sessions will be online by February 1)
  • Ability to express ideas well and convey information clearly and concisely.


Scholarship recipients will be chosen by April 25, 2017  and notified by the SNEB Foundation President and Scholarship Committee Chair.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the SNEB Foundation Meeting and other Annual Conference activities/sessions.


All scholarship applicants are offered the opportunity to work with a mentor. The name and contact information for the mentor will be provided by the SNEB Foundation Scholarship Committee Chair.

Ends on March 1, 2017

Please use this nomination form to submit for the following SNEB Awards - 

  • SNEB/SNEB Foundation Helen Denning Ullrich Award for Lifetime Excellence in Nutrition Education 
  • SNEB Mid-Career Achievement Award
  • SNEB Early Professional Achievement Award
  • Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN)-SNEB Achievement Award
  • KSCN-SNEB Student Award
  • Nutrition Education Research Award
  • Nutrition Education Program Impact Award
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award

The nomination requirements are posted online at

If you have any questions please contact the SNEB office at 317-328-4627 or The SNEB Awards Committee will notify all nominees by May 12. Awards will be presented at the SNEB Annual Conference in Washington, DC July 20 - 24.

SNEB invites proposals for conference sessions including:
• Panel Discussions
• Program Descriptions
• Research Reports
• Pre and Post Conference Workshops
• Pre and Post Conference Tours
• Activity Sessions

In 2017, SNEB celebrates our 50th Annual Meeting and conference programming will focus on three key themes:
  • Past - Remember our milestones in advancing the discipline of nutrition education;
  • Present - Enthusiasm for our current accomplishments in nutrition education and behavior changes; and
  • Future - how will SNEB be defined in 50 years? What are our visions, plans and ambitions as a Society and as researchers, educators and advocates?
All conference sessions must be submitted by a SNEB member.