Whether you are already a nutrition and dietetics student or you are exploring your options, we welcome you to the Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA) website! This page includes education and scholarship opportunities available here in Alabama.

We encourage you to visit the Student page on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's website for additional information on careers, internships, certifications in food and nutrition, as well as scholarships and preparation aids for registration examinations.


If you are an active member of the Academy, have been an RDN for at least one year, have served as a preceptor or educator to dietetic students, and are currently working on an advanced degree or an additional certification, you meet the qualifications to apply for a $300 ALDA Leadership Scholarship.


Interested candidates please submit the following criteria to Deanne Allegro (dallegro@aum.edu) by February 28, 2021:

  • Resume

  • ALDA Dietetic Association Nominee Form (eatrightalabama.org)

  • Transcripts (Master’s or Doctoral degree) or documentation of certification

  • Statement verifying preceptor or educator experience

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from academic source


Please take advantage of this exciting opportunity! Two RDN’s will be selected to receive the ALDA Leadership Scholarship.


ALDA Outstanding Dietetic Student Award Nominations

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Do you know of a dietetic student that demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, has a passion for the field of nutrition and dietetics, and actively serves others in the community? If so, please consider nominating a dietetic student for one of the following 3 state awards:


  • Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program

  • Outstanding Student in a Didactic Program

  • Outstanding Dietetic Intern


All nominations are due February 28, 2021. Email Deanne Allegro at dallegro@aum.edu, the completed submission paperwork. Below are the forms to complete:


  • ALDA award nomination form

  • Resume of nominee

  • Letter of support for nominee


 ALDA Awarded Scholarships:

  • North Alabama District Dietetic Association ($500) - Alabama Dietetics Students/Interns 

  • Birmingham District Dietetic Association Scholarship ($500) - Graduate Student/Interns

  • Element Health Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship ($500) 

  • Montgomery District Dietetic Association Scholarship ($500)

  • The Southeast Alabama Dietetic Scholarship ($750) - Junior or senior undergraduate students, graduate students or dietetic interns

  • The William E. Smith (Royal Cup) Scholarship Award ($1000) - Graduate Student/Interns

  • Wood Fruitticher Scholarship ($1000)

  • Mobile District Dietetic Association Ken Wear Scholarship ($500)

Scholarships and award recipients will be recognized during our virtual meeting, March 26-27th this year


Applications will be accepted until midnight on February 28, 2021