Massachusetts Dietetic Education Foundation (MDEF)

Scholarships currently available include:

  • Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Scholarship
  • MDEF scholarship – non-specific, may be awarded to Dietetic Internship, Undergraduate, or Graduate Students.

To apply for a scholarship:
1. Download and complete application
2. Send application electronically to by May 1 of each year.
3. Mail one copy of your transcript to:

Rena Prendergast, R.D. 
42 Biegelow Street
Cambridege, MA, 02139-2302


Ask your advisor to forward electronic transcripts from faculty email address saying that the student's transcripts have been reviewed by faculty for accuracy. 

4. Send two letters of reference (one letter must be from a Registered Dietitian) electronically (in Word Documents) to by May 1.

Awards will be announced in June of each year.

Congratulations to 2017 MDEF Scholarship Recipients!
Undergraduate:  Dana Fryer, Boston University

Graduate: Yvette Penner, Tufts University

MDEF Scholarship: Meredith Briggart, Simmons College


Past Scholareship Recipients
To view a list of past MDEF Scholarship recipients, please click here.
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