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Section adapted from RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services 7/02, California Polytechnic University and Linda Morrow, PSU

Q. Scholarships and Awards

AND Scholarships AND offers scholarships to encourage eligible students to enter the field of dietetics.

Students enrolled in their junior year in a ACEND-accredited or approved program, and who are student members of AND, may apply for an AND scholarship. Scholarships are also available for students in dietetic internships and graduate studies. Contact AND's Education and Accreditation Team (800/877-1600, ext.

5400) or http://www.eatright.org/students/careers/aid.aspx Applications must be submitted in March and require letters of reference—see website for actual date.

NSD Awards The Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics annually gives out several awards (approximately 10) to our outstanding students. We would like you to participate in this process! Some awards require either a nomination or an application by interested students. Watch for the email sent by our department on the specific details and how to nominate someone or apply. The nominations or applications must be submitted to the

department late January for consideration by the faculty. The awards are listed as follows:

Marjorie V. Dibble Scholarship Award This award is given to a deserving student, and was established in 1977 in recognition of Professor Dibble’s 25th Anniversary with the College for Human Development.

Selleck Award This award is given to a senior with exceptional personal qualities, significant service to the University and highest academic average for freshman, sophomore and junior years.

Victoria F. Thiele Scholarship Award This award is given to a deserving student, and was established in 1981 in memory of Dr. Victoria F. Thiele and in recognition of her contributions to the College for Human Development.

Emily Gere Coon Award This award is given to the sophomore with the highest academic average in nutrition in their freshman year, and was established in 1952 by Harold Coon in memory of his wife, a faculty member in the College for Human Development who was also a member of the first graduating class in 1922.

Susan J. Crockett Prize for Student Leadership This award is given to a student who has shown outstanding leadership qualities during their academic career.

Vershann Icem-Wright Professional Promise in Nutrition Science and Dietetics Award This award is given to a student who has a well-rounded record of contribution toward the field of nutrition and exhibited personal development as a future professional. Must be a junior or senior student in Nutrition. Resume, one-page written submission and recommendation are required.

Ruth Tolley Award – Women of the University Community This award was established by the Women of the University Community in honor of Ruth Tolley, and is presented to a female senior student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and career goals within the chosen field of Nutrition.

Peer Leader in Nutrition Science and Dietetics Award This award is given in recognition of leadership. The recipient must be nominated by their peers. Undergraduate students in Nutrition are eligible.

Elizabeth L. Reid Memorial Award (Alternates departments/programs) This award was established by the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus in honor of Elizabeth L. Reid and is presented to a student in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. The award is based on scholarship.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Nutrition Science This award is given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the field of Nutrition Science.

Nutrition Science and Dietetics Graduate Research Award This award is given to a graduate student for outstanding accomplishments in research. Specific submission material is required.

Nutrition Science and Dietetics Research Award – Undergraduate This award is given to an undergraduate student for outstanding accomplishments in research. Specific submission material is required.

Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Nutrition Science Award This award is given to a graduate assistant who has provided exceptional service to the faculty.

Outstanding Graduate Student in Nutrition Science Award This award is given to a graduate student for outstanding accomplishments in leadership, citizenship, work ethic and professional promise.

Florence B. Potter Memorial Award (Alternates department/programs) This award was established by the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus and is based on scholarship. It is presented to an upperclassman who resides in Onondaga County and is entering their junior or senior year and has a GPA of 2.85. However, entering sophomores may apply. There is an application to apply. Please see Donna Sparkes.

Victoria Li Scholarship Award This award is given to a junior or senior Nutrition major, a pillar and leader, working with the community to improve an individual’s or groups’ nutrition knowledge and/or dietary intake. The award recipient exemplifies some of Tori’s best qualities: compassion (generous with time and energy), positivity and humility.

Other College and University awards and scholarships can be reviewed at:

http://falk.syr.edu/Department/DeansList.aspx for awards such as Who’s Who, Senior Class Marshall,

Remembrance Scholarship, University Scholars, and Honor Societies. All refer to:

http://financialaid.syr.edu/typesofaid/scholarships/ R. National Certifications in Exercise American College of Sports Medicine http://www.acsm.org/get-certified Aerobic and Fitness Association of America http://www.afaa.com/ American Council on Exercise http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/default.aspx National Strength and Conditioning Association http://www.nsca-cc.org/ IV. Policies for the Dietetics (DPD) Program The University http://coursecatalog.syr.edu/content.php?catoid=3&navoid=270 and Falk College http://falk.syr.edu/Department/studentservices.aspx Rules and Regulations also apply to all DPD students.

1. Statement of Equal Opportunity: Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, or sexual orientation. This non-discrimination policy covers admissions, employment and access to and treatment in University programs, services and activities.

2. Health Fees and Health Insurance: Students in residence at Syracuse University are required to pay the student health fee. In addition, Health Services urges each student to carry some form of supplemental health insurance coverage for additional costs such as emergency room charges, treatment by outside physicians and other expenses not covered by the student health fee.

3. Professional Liability Insurance: When entering the junior year, students are required to obtain insurance for professional liability for the duration of the program. (In 2015, the cost of this insurance was $38 per year.) Information concerning this growing insurance program including applications will

be available from the Program Director. One particular provider HPSO can be found at:


4. Travel Liability and Expenses: The student is responsible for all travel associated with the program.

Students who drive to volunteer, service learning or other community experiences should be aware that they are responsible for expenses related to accidents that may occur. The University asks to be notified by the student of plans to use cars in class-related activities. (This is so the university can arrange insurance for its own purposes. It does NOT provide liability protection for the student.) Students should notify the Office of the NSD Department a week in advance and provide information about dates when the cars will be used, the destination, the number and names of passengers, the name of the insurance company, the amount of liability insurance maintained, etc. (Students will be given forms to use in recording this information. These forms should be used EACH TIME the students drive to class-related activities.)

5. Course Fees: A course fee may be charged in several departmental courses. This is used to cover the additional costs of the course such as guest speakers, videotapes and audiotapes, pamphlets and handouts, food and product costs for workshops, etc.

6. Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty: All students are expected to conform to the principles of academic honesty as defined by the Falk College Academic Integrity Statement. The submission of any piece of written work by a student is assumed by the University to guarantee that the thoughts and expressions in it are literally the student's own. Sanctions against giving or receiving aid in examinations; plagiarism (presenting as one's own work, the words, ideas, and opinions of someone else); or the falsification of any university academic record will be imposed by appropriate bodies as outline in Syracuse University General Academic Rules and Regulations and at the following website http://supolicies.syr.edu/ethics/acad_integrity.htm Falsification of any agency records will carry similar sanctions within the University and may result in criminal convictions as well.

7. Computer Use: Unauthorized use of a computer, computer trespass, computer tampering, unlawful duplication, and unlawful possession of computer related material can carry criminal sanctions and other liability. See General Academic Rules and Regulations.

8. Ethical and Professional Behavior: Dietetic students are expected to conduct themselves as professional persons. During class and volunteer experiences you represent Syracuse University to the community. Students are expected to follow the Code of Ethics for Dietitians http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/code-of-ethics and to maintain high ethical standards.

9. Cooperation/Communication Skills: Dietitians often work as members of a health care team or administrative team. Effective communication skills are necessary to the student's successful fulfillment of professional duties. Cooperation with classmates and faculty is vitally important.

10. Confidentiality of Client Information: Confidentiality of client records must be maintained at all times. Information concerning patients must never be discussed with anyone who is not directly related to the patient's care. Exchange of information should occur where the ordinary person would have an expectation of privacy.

11. Food Evaluation: Students are expected to participate in taste tests and sensory evaluation of food products and nutritional supplements. Refusal to do so will constitute inability to perform necessary dietetic functions and can constitute grounds for dismissal from the program. (Allowances will be made for documented medical problems such as allergies and for religious or ethical considerations.)

12. Alcohol and Drug Use: Alcohol and inappropriate drugs will not be tolerated according to campus policies.

13. Conduct during Lectures: Professional conduct including politeness and attention is expected during lectures. Guests should be treated with respect and thanked for their time. Especially in small group meetings, tactful questioning or comments and responsive eye contact may help the speaker to gear the talk to the needs of the students. In most cases, the only compensation the guests receive for their time is the satisfaction gained from working with students.

14. Associate Membership in Dietetic Association: Students are expected to become Associate Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Students should also join the Central New York Dietetic Association (CNYDA) and attend CNYDA meetings as part of their personal programs of self development and continuing education.

15. Incomplete: Illness or other exceptional circumstances are the usual basis for consideration for the grade of incomplete. To receive a grade of incomplete in a course, a student must complete the Request for an Incomplete Form available through the College.

16. Access to Personal Files: An individual may examine any records maintained on him/her by the Program. Students wishing to examine their records should notify the Program Director.

17. Protection of Privacy of Student Information: The law requires that the University maintain confidentiality of student records. Syracuse University accords all rights under the law to all current and former students. The policy outlining the University's compliance with the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is available for inspection by students.

18. Student Grievances: Individuals, when they are aggrieved, initiate action themselves, and supports are provided to encourage them to do so. Students may bring the matter to the attention of the DPD Program Director or Nutrition Department Chair. Students may seek support from their advisors, or another empathetic faculty member. If satisfactory resolution of a grievance is not achieved, the student has the option of bringing the grievance to the Department level committee comprised of faculty and student representatives. The guidelines for make-up of the committee are available within the Department. Special procedures have been established by the University to cover academic dishonesty. The instructor can impose no academic penalties for suspected dishonesty without following the established procedures. A copy of these procedures is available from the College and at the following website: http://supolicies.syr.edu/studs/grievance.htm. May also submit complaints to ACEND only after all other options have been exhausted.


V. Supervised Practice Programs: Dietetic Internships

The dietetic internship provides a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice. Internships follow completion of at least a bachelor's degree and ACEND coursework requirements. The program is usually completed in 6months depending on the availability of a part-time schedule or requirement of graduate credit. An individual completing the program who is verified by the program director is eligible to apply for Active membership in The American Dietetic Association and/or to write the registration examination for dietitians.

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