SCAN Awards & Nominations

Congratulations to the 2021 Award and Grant Recipients!

SCAN is excited to acknowledge the outstanding practice and significant contributions these members have made, and continue to make, toward the promotion of SCAN’s work as an organization, and in the practice- areas represented by SCAN.

2021 Award Winners

Achievement Award

This award recognizes a practitioner who has left a legacy to SCAN and the profession through both a history of leadership within SCAN and through outstanding service to the profession.

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Excellence in Practice Award

Each year SCAN recognizes the outstanding practice of a SCAN member in one of SCAN’s three practice areas (Cardiovascular Health, Wellness and Wellbeing, and Sports Performance). The practice area in which the award is given rotates each year based on the nominated candidates. A member may receive the award for efforts as an individual, part of a group, or part of an organization. Practice may include clinical practice, public health practice, consulting/corporate practice, program development, research, publication, education, or volunteer practice.

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Distinguished Scholar Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to research or the practice of dietetics as a result of continued commitment to scholarship.

This is not open for application every year, but is available if the nominating committee deems an appropriate individual(s) for recognition.

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Student Award

This award recognizes a student member who has unmistakable commitment to at least one of SCAN’s practice areas (nutrition for cardiovascular disease, wellness and weight management, disordered eating and eating disorders, or sports and physical performance), as evidenced by outstanding contribution to SCAN, extraordinary community service, and academic excellence.

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Graduate Student Research Grant

Designed to support the research efforts of SCAN members pursuing graduate studies or dietetics education requirements, the SCAN Graduate Student Research Grant Program provides funds for research in SCAN practice areas and encourages graduate student involvement in the SCAN Symposium and other SCAN-related activities.  

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Practitioner Research Grant

The Practitioner Research Grant provides funds to defray research study expenses such as study supplies, laboratory fees, equipment, and participant remuneration. Funds may not be used to support salaries, stipends, and consultant fees, institutional administrative or overhead costs.

This grant supports the research endeavors of SCAN members who are currently pursuing research in sports dietetics. This grant also encourages SCAN member involvement in the SCAN Symposium and other SCAN activities.

 Recipients will disseminate their research findings to the larger SCAN membership. This may be achieved through a poster presentation at SCAN’s Symposium, submission of a research article to SCAN’s Pulse, or submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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If you have any question regarding the awards or nominating a candidate, please send questions to a member of SCAN’s Nominating Committee:

Katy Williams at Katy.Williams@cwu.edu
Kelly Pritchett at Kelly.Pritchett@cwu.edu
Enette Larson-Meyer at enette@vt.edu
Sally Hara at sally@proactivenutrition.net

If you have any question regarding the student award or applying for the grants, please send questions to a member of SCAN’s Membership Committee:

Michelle Rockwell at msrock@vt.edu
Beth Abbey at eabbey@whitworth.edu
Chris Karpinski at CKarpinski@wcupa.edu

Past SCAN Dietetic Internship Award Recipients:

2020 Camilla Ahlqvist
2020 Thea Boatswain
2020 Jenny Litchford
2020 Teresa Patten
2020 Katya Wolf

        

Past Distinguished Ambassador Award Recipients:

2009 Dan Riley
2011 Patricia M. Babjak
2017 Ralph La Forge

        

Past Sports Dietetics-USA Meritorious Service Award Recipients:

2010 Suzanne Girard Eberle