Student Member

Are you a student who is currently enrolled or intend to enroll in a dietetics education program at an ACEND Accredited University Program in Illinois? If so, you are eligible to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a student member.

Click here to learn more about the various dietetic programs offered in Illinois. 

Student members enjoy reduced dues while gaining access to the vast majority of benefits Active members enjoy, including career resources, leadership opportunities, and scholarships. Also, you automatically become an Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student member where you enjoy reduced rates on live and recorded webinars along with our Annual Spring Assembly.


Get Involved

Get involved with the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! Those who are involved get the most out of their membership. Students are welcome to serve in appointed positions and serve on various committees such as public policy, membership, communications, etc. Fill out our volunteer interest survey! 


Scholarship Opportunity for Students

Ready to sit for the RD Exam and make a difference in the world of nutrition? Apply for the Student RD Exam Preparation & Empowerment Program Scholarship. We are looking for diverse students who are interested in taking the RD exam and need RD exam study resources. The scholarship recipients will be awarded access to EatrightPREP Membership. The Scholarship application will close on 11:59pm MST December 11, 2023. Complete and submit an online application


Pathway to Leadership Program

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers Student Members the opportunity to apply for the Pathway to Leadership Program. Click here to find out more information about this program, which was created in 2020, aimed at developing the skills of future leaders. Check out 2022 Pathway to Leadership student, Joshua Ho, speak during Advocacy Day 2023.


Student Diversity Scholarship 

IAND is offering a diversity student scholarship for the 2023 Spring Assembly that will cover the student registration fee of $40. The applications are due February 24, 2023. Email your application to Lisa Arteaga at [email protected]

Download the Application


Poster Proposal

Got hot new nutrition research? Feature your findings at the Virtual Spring Assembly held in March. This is a career development opportunity and a chance to share your work at a state-level professional association meeting. This may be particularly helpful to graduate students or beginning investigators. Click here for find out more information.
Highest scoring poster is awarded a $100 gift card.


Outstanding Dietetic Student Awards

The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs in Illinois. Learn more about this award and how to apply today.