Because of a generous $10,000 contribution from an anonymous donor, the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences has the opportunity to support students from underrepresented populations getting their Masters degree in Dietetics.
With an endowment of $25,000, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be able to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student every year. There is $15,000 left to raise for this scholarship to be fully funded.
This annual scholarship will enhance our efforts to attract students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers as dietitians—a critical issue in the state of Idaho. One example is the growing need for Spanish-speaking dietitians to serve in community-facing roles. Currently, there are insufficient registered dietitian nutritionists who are bi-lingual in Idaho, which impairs access to health care and quality of care. With a substantial and growing population of Spanish speakers in Idaho, as well as other people from diverse backgrounds moving to the state, it is imperative we fill the need of qualified dietitians with a variety of experiences to best serve our communities.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting the Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship!
Interested in creating a match to help leverage more support toward this endowment? Contact Eric Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org.