List of Scholarship Donors

Thanks to the generous donations from individual members and districts, the following scholarships continue to be awarded every year from interest accrued throughout the year!

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Endowed Scholarships

Betty Bohon Alford Scholarship
Dr. Betty and Mr. Joe Alford

Austin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Austin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Big Country Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celeste Rocap Scholarship
Big Country Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Elmira Blecha Scholarship

Helen C. Brittin Scholarship

Jane Elizabeth Watkins Cohen Nutrition Education Scholarship
Drs. Jane Elizabeth Watkins Cohen and Robert S. Cohen

Joan J. Coleman Scholarship
Dr. Joan J. Coleman

Mozzelle Craddock Scholarship

East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Tarrant Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Tarrant Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Formerly Fort Worth Dietetic Association)

Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Helen Lane Research Scholarship
Dr. Helen Lane

Lubbock Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Lubbock Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mid-East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Mid-East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Kennon Moffitt Scholarship
Kennon and Mel Moffitt

Corlis Pate Scholarship
Lubbock Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

South Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
South Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

West Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Miriam Curry Scholarship
West Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jayne Gilbert Scholarship


Annual Scholarship

Big Hat Scholarship
Texas Academy FNCE participants

Angela Peet Kostas Memorial Scholarship
Georgia Kostas

Corpus Christi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Corpus Christi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Tarrant Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Tarrant Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Formerly Fort Worth Dietetic Association)

Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

North Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
North Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Past Scholarships

Over the years, the Foundation has had several annual scholarship sponsors. Some of the annual scholarships established are still awarded today. However, the Foundation would like to recognize past annual scholarships and donors.

Jeanne B. Martin Scholarship
Jeanne B. Martin

Merry Jo Hopkins Annual Scholarship – Established an endowed scholarship in 2013
Merry Jo Hopkins

Nell B. Robinson Annual Scholarship – Established an endowed scholarship in 2013
Nell B. Robinson


Previous Memorial Scholarships:

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Availability is based on memorial contributions made to the Foundation.

The Corpus Christi Dietetic Association sponsored a memorial scholarship in 2003 for Dr. Sandra Simons, Dietetic Internship Director for the Texas A&M University – Kingsville system since 1994. She began the internship, got the program accredited, and guided over 50 interns through the program as Director. Dr. Simons received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her Masters and Ph.D. from The University of Illinois in Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Simmons passed away in 2002.

The San Antonio Dietetic Association sponsored two scholarships in 2002 as a memorial to their President, Linda Farr’s Mother, Helen Key Joseph, M.S., R.D. Mrs. Joseph received her BS in Foods and Nutrition at Oklahoma A&M University. She worked most of her career as the food service director and clinical dietitian for Children’s Hospital, a small physical rehab hospital, at the University of Iowa. She also taught nutrition to nursing students. Ms. Joseph passed away in 2001.

The Houston Area Dietetic Association sponsored two memorial scholarships in 2002: Dr. Oddis Turner and Dr. Corinne M. Montandon. Dr. Turner taught at Texas Southern University. Dr. Montandon was a dietitian at USDA’s Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Eileen Countiss Mathias Memorial Scholarship was awarded in 2001. Mrs. Mathias was raised in Hinsdale, IL, attended Iowa State University, earned a B.S. in Institutional Management in 1956, and completed the dietetic internship in Hartford, CT. She began as dietitian at Rice University in 1957 and joined the staff at Southern Methodist University in 1959. She served as consulting dietitian in the nursing home industry in the Houston area. She married William J. Mathias in 1959. She passed away on September 25, 2000.


Previous Corporate Sponsored Scholarships:

  • Computrition Scholarships of $2000 awarded 2002 through 2008.
  • Mead-Johnson supported a $500 scholarship in 2002 and 2003.
  • The Keebler Scholarship totaling $11,000 was awarded 1996 through 2001.
  • The Fruit and Vegetable Association Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded in 1999.
  • A Ross Labs $500 Scholarship was awarded in 1997.
  • White Swan/Stouffer Foods sponsored $10,000 scholarships in 1987–1989.
  • Sysco sponsored $2,500 scholarships 1985–87.

Previous District Dietetic Association Annual Scholarships:

  • Austin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 2003
  • Big Country Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 1996
  • Central Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 2002
  • El Paso Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Lubbock Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 2003
  • Mid-East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Panhandle Dietetic Association
  • Rio Grande Valley Dietetic Association
  • South Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 2003
  • North Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Formerly Tall Pines Dietetic Association) – Sandra Wofford Memorial Scholarship
  • West Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Established an endowed scholarship in 2003 (Miriam Curry)
  • Wichita Falls Dietetic Association

Previous Practice Group Scholarships:

  • Texas Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities Practice Group donated $1,000 yearly, beginning in 1999. By 2008, a total of $9,000 had been awarded so far.

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