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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 Registered Dietitians 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.

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Admission Requirements
  • 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 as 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
Scholarship and Financial Aid

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 December 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

Contact Information

For more information, contact DCHS Recruitment Specialist Julie Miller at 314-977-2570 or