Scholarship Information


Ellon Seawell Certification Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The NCANFP will award annual scholarships to non-certified, North Carolina Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals members who wish to sit for the National Certification exam. The recipients must provide proof of eligibility to sit for the National Certification exam. This includes proof of successful completion of an ANFP approved course or program: either on-site or correspondence.


PROCEDURES: Selection of award recipients shall be completed by the Scholarship / Education Committee. The recommendations put forth from that committee will be reviewed and approved by a majority vote of the NCANFP Board of Directors, in accordance with the policies approved for the administration of scholarships.

The national certification exam is offered twice per year in April and October. The Scholarship Committee should receive all applications by April 30 to ensure proper processing time for the June Board of Directors meeting. If a recipient takes the exam in April, the NCANFP will reimburse the exam fee. If the recipient takes the exam in October, the NCANFP will issue a check directly to the recipient.

The scholarship award amount will be the current fee for the credentialing exam for an associate member as established by the National ANFP Office. If the recipient is not an associate member, they are responsible for the additional exam fee.


Sally J. Mooring Scholarship

The North Carolina ANFP is proud to continue the sponsorship of this scholarship program originally created and sponsored by the following organizations:

NC Department of Human Resources; NC Health Care Facilities Association ; NC Hospital Association;
NC Dietary Managers Association; NC Dietetic Association, Inc.; NC Chapter—American Society For Hospital Foodservice Administrators


POLICY: The NCANFP, funded through the Sally J. Mooring Education Fund, will award up to three annual scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are currently working in the food service industry, preferably in a healthcare facility. The recipients must be enrolled in a ANFP approved course with the goal of becoming a Certified Dietary Manager or Dietetic Technician. Programs may be on-site or correspondence courses.

The scholarships will be awarded in two parts. One half of the award will be given upon acceptance into a ANFP approved program. The other half will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Applicants must meet the established criteria, submit a completed application, and provide a recommendation.



The applicant must be a resident of North Carolina.
The applicant must be employed in the food service industry.
The applicant must be enrolled in an ANFP approved program.
The applicant must complete the attached application form.
The applicant must provide one letter of recommendation.


The deadline for applications is: August 31. Upon completion of the ANFP approved program, and before receiving the second half of the award, the applicant must submit a brief summary (100 - 200 words) discussing the benefits derived from the DMA approved program. For printable application, go the North Carolina Dietary Managers Association website at