Member Career Enrichment Grants Opportunity and Info (MCEG)


Could you benefit from additional funds to advance your professional practice?


The Member Career Enrichment Grant (formerly known as the Continuing Education Activities Scholarship) are funds eligible to Iowa Academy members who are RD/RDN’s or DTR/NDTR’s to advance their professional practice.

Read about how last year’s MCEG winners used their funds:


  • Beth Olsen is a Registered Dietitian and Director of Public Health with Cass County Health System. She received $120 to complete the Certification in Public Health Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Barbara Fuller is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in southwest Iowa. She received $400 to attend the North Central Leadership Conference put on by Michigan State University Extension.

  • Brooke Hershberger is a Registered Dietitian for Meth-Wick Community and is also pursuing her MBA. She received $400 to put towards a Maximizing Team Performance Class, which is part of her MBA program.

  • Katie Squires is a Registered Dietitian with HyVee in Ames. She received $400 to attend FNCE in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2018.

  1. These funds can be used to support items such as CEU activities and events, educational conferences, certification exams, research, publishing, educational tools, and other opportunities.

  2. Up to $400 per applicant will be awarded. No more than $1,500 in grants will be distributed in any given year.

  3. An individual can receive a Member Career Enrichment Grant once every five years.


The Member Career Enrichment Grant is funded through sales of the 12th edition of the Simplified Diet Manual.An individual can apply for both the Member Career Enrichment Grant and an IAND Scholarship in the same year; however an individual can only be awarded one during the calendar year.

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