Texas Academy Foundation Scholarships

Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Texas Academy Foundation) is an education organization whose purpose is to raise money for scholarships for students in nutrition and dietetics. The Texas Academy Foundation operates separately from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Texas Academy) and is governed by separate bylaws, standing rules, and officers. The Texas Academy Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

The number of Texas Academy Foundation scholarships and amount awarded in any given year varies dependent on the generous donation of sponsors, available funds, and qualified applicants. Selection of recipients is made by the Texas Academy Foundation Executive Board based on criteria outlined in the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Foundation.

Since its inception in 1983, the Texas Academy Foundation has awarded over 670 scholarships and $489,916 to our Texas dietetic students. Given the support of scholarship donors, corporations and companies, and Texas Academy members, the Texas Academy Foundation will continue to grow and provide financial aid to our dietetic students. You can view the qualifications for each scholarship below by clicking on the name of the scholarship:

Endowed Scholarships:

Endowed scholarships are awarded from the interest earned on invested funds. Created with a minimum donation of $10,000 by an individual, past Texas Academy Districts and current Texas Academy Regions, these scholarships are funded by the interest accrued each year from the principle. The first scholarship is awarded the year after receipt of the required amount by the Texas Academy Foundation Treasurer. A current Academy Region or individual can submit increments to the Texas Academy Foundation Treasurer toward building the required funds for an Endowed Scholarship.

Austin AcademyBig Country Academy-Celeste RocapElmira BlechaHelen C. BrittinJane Elizabeth Watkins Cohen Nutrition EducationJoan J. ColemanCorlis Pate
Mozzelle CraddockEast Texas AcademyTarrant Area AcademyHouston AcademyLane ResearchLubbock AcademyMid-East Texas AcademyKennon Moffitt AnniversarySouth Texas AcademyWest Texas Academy – Miriam CurryNorth Texas AcademyMerry Jo Hopkins
Jayne GilbertNell B. Robinson MemorialJanet Hendrix DuncanKathryn and George HudiburghTexas State Nutrition Council Pamela House DeanRandall and Martha Rew


Annual Scholarships:

 The money for these scholarships is donated annually and the funds are not invested. Created with a minimum donation of $500 each year by an individual or a current Texas Academy Region, the number of these scholarships and amount given varies each year.  Checks should be sent to the Texas Academy Foundation Treasurer by March 1st, each year. For questions, please contact the treasurer at tandftreasurer@gmail.com.

Big HatAngelina Peet Kostas NutritionJoan & Pat Duffy ScholarshipAggieland Nutrition SpecialistsSoutheast Region Student Annual ScholarshipWest Region Diversity in Dietetics Continuing Education ScholarshipWest Region Undergraduate Diversity in Dietetics ScholarshipMedical City Scholarship


Other Funding and Support:

These scholarships and grants are awarded from the interest earned on invested funds. 

Lillian L. Reyes-Gates Continuing Education Scholarship