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Sponsored by the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society, an Affiliate Program Group of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society and the Penn State Alumni Association


CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT NOMINATIONS: The Future Leader in Nutrition Award recognizes a graduate student majoring in Nutritional Sciences who has displayed outstanding leadership (and future leadership potential) throughout their graduate student career including research, community involvement, professional service (both within department and externally), and soft skills surrounding leadership including positively influencing their peers and stakeholders, showing understanding of the broader research and departmental mission, and acting with integrity.

Nominating Procedure

Faculty, staff, and/or alumni can nominate students in the form of a Letter of Recommendation (<400 words). The Letter of Recommendation should provide concrete examples of how the student has demonstrated outstanding leadership and future leadership potential.

Nominations should be sent to Elise Deming at by December 20, 2021.

Selection Committee

The recipient of this award shall be selected by the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society Board of Directors.


The NDAS Future Leader in Nutrition Award will be granted one time per year. The recipient of this award will receive $100, an engraved plaque to be presented to the recipient at the NDAS brunch, and recognition on the NDAS website.