Eastern Michigan University student receives $5,000.00 dietetics scholarship

by Debra Johnson, Published July 06, 2009

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University student Kelley Swanson, a senior from Plymouth, has received the Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship from the National Association of Colleges & University Food Services (NACUFS).

The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship, worth $5,000, is intended to provide financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to a food service career.

“I am a single parent who works full-time and pays for my own education. I am very proud to be one of only four recipients of this year’s scholarship,” said Swanson, who is working toward her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at EMU.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to an undergraduate degree in a field of study designed to prepare students for careers in food service, or related areas. Awards will be made only to applicants enrolled at institutions that are members of the NACUFS.

Swanson said that she anticipates receiving her degree in 2010 and would like to work as a registered dietitian in the area of behavioral nutrition.

The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship Trust, established in 1990, honors Clark E. DeHaven, NACUFS' first executive director.

Debra Johnson

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