Nutrition and Dietetics Scholars
Saint Louis University's Nutrition and Dietetics Scholars program is an exclusive opportunity for freshmen to be guaranteed a position in SLU's Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program after completing their undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics' degree at SLU.
The program allows students seeking careers as a Registered Dietitian to gain valuable health care credentials prior to entrance into the post-baccalaureate MS/DI program. This preparatory education, in conjunction with the nutrition and dietetics program's didactic and clinical curriculum, enriches the graduate's expertise and competence. In addition, it allows students the opportunity for a rewarding health care career should they elect not to continue in the graduate MS/DI program upon completion of their bachelor's degree.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
- Four years of high school English and three years of high school math and science, with recommendation of one year of chemistry and one year of biology.
- Complete and submit online application for freshman admission and all required materials by December 1 of the student’s senior year of high school. Indicate Nutrition and Dietetics your pre-professional program.
- Complete Nutrition and Dietetics Scholars application by December 1 of the student’s
senior year of high school. Includes:
- Personal statement answering the question, “Why do you want to be a Registered Dietitian?”
- Two letters of recommendation emphasizing the student’s academic excellence or work ethic
There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:
- Scholarships: awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- Financial Aid: provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.
For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at finaid.slu.edu.