IAND Scholarships

The next scholarship cycle begins in January.

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IAND Scholarship Eligibility

All scholarships and awards require the applicant to be an Indiana resident and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Indiana Academy.

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The online submission application includes an upload of the following requirements:

  1. A personal letter to the scholarship selection committee, including financial need and the reason for your application.
    (Suggested topics: What influenced your career in dietetics? What are your personal strengths? What are your future career goals?)
  2. Your personal resume’ including education, work and volunteer history, honors and awards
  3. Scanned transcripts from each college/university (most recent or fall semester transcripts)
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation, on letterhead, and including signature of the letter writer
    (It is suggested that the letters include scholastic excellence, outstanding personal character, well-rounded extracurricular involvement, leadership experience, and personal strengths.)
  5. Personal head shot photograph (jpeg format, medium size)

To apply for ANY of the scholarships listed below, please submit this online application and upload the required documents.

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Applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee decisions. Award winners will be recognized at the IAND Annual Spring Meeting.

For more information, please contact: Morgan Stasik, RD, Scholarship and Education Chair at stasik.morgan@gmail.com or  iand_exec@eatrightin.org

IAND Scholarships

IAND Scholarship ($500 – 1 available)

  • Senior didactic dietetic student or Master’s level student from Ball State, Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana or Purdue Universities, applying for an internship or pre-professional practice program during the current academic year.
  • Junior dietetic student from Indiana State University, Purdue University or University of Saint Francis accepted into the coordinated program in dietetics for the current academic year.
  • Sophomore dietetic student from Indiana State University can apply prior to acceptance; however, money will not be awarded until the student is accepted into Indiana State’s coordinated program in dietetics.

Lute Troutt Fellowship ($1000 – 1 available or may be divided into 2 – $500 awards)

Mary Hebenstreit Memorial Award ($350 – $500 – 1 available)

  • An individual intending to or currently pursuing an advanced degree during the current academic year. (Application can be made prior to enrollment, however, money will not be awarded until the application is accepted into a graduate program.)
  • RD, DTR or dietetic student completing their dietetic internship or pre-professional practice program.

To apply for ANY of the above listed scholarships submit this online application and upload the required documents.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships

Three of the scholarships were named after Indiana dietitians who distinguished themselves at the state and national level:


Martha Lute Troutt was the first Indiana student to enter a training course for student dietitians. From there, her career took off and she held many offices in both the Indiana Dietetic Association and American Dietetic Association. Miss Troutt was a Charter member of the Indiana Dietetic Association and the Indiana State Nutrition Council. During her Dietetics Department Directorship for the Indiana University Hospitals that spanned 41 years, one of the first approved dietetic internships in the United States was established and a graduate program for dietetic interns was started. Lute was also responsible for getting a state nutritionist added to the staff of the Indiana State Board of Health. In 1925, Lute Troutt became President of the Indiana Dietetic Association. She was the first recipient of the Outstanding Dietitian Award for Indiana which was given by the Indiana Power and Light Company in 1969. During Lute’s year as the 13th President of the American Dietetic Association (1936-37), the House of Delegates was formed. Miss Troutt received the ADA’s highest award, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, in 1963 and gave the $1000 honorarium from the award to start the IDA Fellowship Award established in her name. Lute Troutt also served as a director of the Indiana Restaurant Association for 10 years and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University.


IAND’s Lintzenich Memorial Grant – for Behavioral Health & Wellness Continuing Education

$3,070.46 available (end of Fiscal Year 2023)

Award funding in $500-$1000 increments, or larger if proposal for desired use meets criteria. 

  • Employed in the Behavioral Health field in Indiana.
  • For any educational endeavor, continuing education/conference, or graduate studies.
  • Member of AND’s Behavioral Health practice group and of AND.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume 
  • Personal letter describing how the funds will be used if awarded.
  • If awarded funds, you’ll be asked to submit a summary after the funds are used to describe skills/information you learned and how it will benefit their nutrition practice.

JOANNE FRANCES LINTZENICH, RD (1949-92) Joanne Lintzenich graduated from Marian College in Indianapolis destined to be a force in the Indiana dietetic profession. Joanne started work as Director of Food Services for LaRue C. Carter Memorial Hospital. For 27 years, she worked for the Indiana Department of Mental Health as Director of Dietetic Services and Director of Quality Assurance. She was recognized as being the top of her profession with an International Foodservice Manufacturer’s Association Silver Plate Award. In the Indiana Dietetic Association, Joanne served as President (1973-74), President-Elect, Treasurer, Delegate to the House of Delegates, Education Chairman, and Historian. She was a founder and Chair of the DDPD (Dietitians in Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders) National Practice Group. In 1981, Miss Lintzenich received the IDA’sHonored Dietitian Award.

MARY HEBENSTREIT, RD (8/28/30 – 3/2/83)

Mary Hebenstreit graduated from the College of Saint Theresa and did her dietetic internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. As a consultant dietitian from Carmel, Mary’s clients were Group Homes for the Developmentally Disabled. She also taught Food Service classes at J. Everett Light Career Center for Food Service Managers and was a Meals on Wheels volunteer. After her death at the hands of a drunk driver, Mary’s husband, Thomas, has donated money for the scholarship in her name every year. In 2000, Mary’s four children, Ann, Michael, David, and Daniel, made a commitment to fund half of the scholarship each year. This was arranged through Sheila Hebenstreit, RD, Mary’s daughter-in-law.