CPSDA will award 1 (one)  $7,000 scholarship to a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) student pursuing a career in sports nutrition to attend an accredited dietetic internship of their choice for the 2022-2023 calendar year. The scholarship winner will also receive complimentary registration to the 2024 CPSDA Sports Nutrition Boot Camp OR 2023 Annual Conference, a 1 year CPSDA student membership and an opportunity to be paired with a mentor, if desired. This scholarship will be awarded to one candidate who best demonstrates the characteristics it takes to excel as a sports dietitian.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for the CPSDA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, the applicant must

  • Have or be anticipating an undergraduate degree conferral in Dietetics, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Chemistry, Biology or other nutrition-related field.
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and/or multiracial.
  • Applicants may currently be enrolled and completing their Dietetic Internship, however, cannot have completed the DI prior to the scholarship award being announced. 
  • Applicant selected to receive the award must show proof of a Dietetics Internship match by April 12, 2023.

Application Requirements:

  • Submission of an unofficial or official transcript
  • Current resume
  • An Interest and Qualification Statement that describes your interest in the field of performance nutrition, outlines your experience with athletics, and addresses why you meet the application qualification of being from an underrepresented group. (1 page in length)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation. One from a current DPD director, academic advisor or professor and one from an employer, professional CPSDA member, or professional mentor. References should give pertinent information as to the applicant's character, scholastic ability, and professional leadership

Questions? Contact CPSDA Scholarship and Awards Committee at awards@cpsda.org.


CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Thank you for your continued interest in partnering with CPSDA.  Please complete the renewal application below.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Freel, CPSDA Executive Director at amy.freel@cpsda.org.


CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a partner with CPSDA.  Please complete the application below.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Freel, CPSDA Executive Director at amy.freel@cpsda.org.


CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

CPSDA will award a $1,500 scholarship applied to the 2022-2023 academic year (July 2022 – June 2023) for a current CPSDA student member who is studying to become a sports dietitian in one of the following areas: a graduate academic program, dietetic internship program, or graduate assistant/sports nutrition internship (unpaid or paid). This scholarship will be awarded to one individual who best exemplifies all that it takes to be a successful sports dietitian.
Scholarship Application Criteria:

  • Leadership and community service
  • Nutrition-related experience
  • Paid or unpaid work experience
  • Sports Nutrition mission statement and vision

 Required Supporting Documents: 

  • Current resume
  • Verification of academic program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – one academic, one professional

 Completed applications must be received by midnight EST on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Questions? Contact CPSDA Scholarship and Awards Committee at awards@cpsda.org.

CPSDA will award a $1,500 scholarship applied for the 2023-2024 academic year (July 2023– June 2024) for a current CPSDA student member who is studying to become a sports dietitian in an undergraduate academic program. This scholarship will be awarded to one individual who exemplifies all that it takes to be a successful sports dietitian.
Scholarship Application Criteria:

  • Leadership and community service
  • Nutrition related experience
  • Paid or unpaid work experience
  • Sports Nutrition mission statement and vision

 Required Supporting Documents:

  • Current resume
  • Verification of academic program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – one academic, one professional

 Completed applications must be received by midnight EST on Sunday, February 5, 2023

CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Questions? Contact CPSDA Scholarship and Awards Committee at awards@cpsda.org.

The CPSDA “Athlete of the Year” Award recognizes one male and one female collegiate, Olympic, professional or tactical (military, police or fire) athlete whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the sports dietitian, reflect dedication to sports nutrition. The two nominating sports dietitians whose athletes are selected will be recognized at the CPSDA’s Annual Conference Awards Banquet.

CPSDA members can nominate one or more athletes who represent the very best of performance nutrition.

  • Used sports nutrition to help overcome a health or performance hurdle.
  • Taught you nearly as much as they learned from you.
  • Inspired how you deliver sports nutrition to benefit others.
  • Impacted the sports nutrition culture of those around them.
  • Used sports nutrition as a turning point to meet performance goals.
  • Made a simple change (eating breakfast regularly, carrying a water bottle, improving sleep patterns) that resulted in improved performance.
  • Used a food-first approach while learning to wisely choose third-party tested dietary supplements.


The nomination period for the 2023 Athlete of Year Award is open through Sunday, February 5, 2023

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CPSDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

COLLEGIATE AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DIETITIANS ASSOCIATION