California Nutrition Corps Scholarships
The California Nutrition Corps is a scholarship fund established to support employees of California local WIC programs who are advancing their professional careers within the WIC program. The vision of California Nutrition Corps is to nurture and support individuals with the competency, talent, and dedication that are key to WIC’s proven effectiveness. Frontline WIC staff from the community, often graduates of WIC themselves, need more affordable, convenient and achievable opportunities in order to complete their educational goals and professional training.
Applicants may apply once per category, must be currently employed in a WIC program with at least 6 months of continuous employment at the time of application, and currently enrolled in a dietetic internship, undergraduate, or graduate program. Please contact Lena Workman with any questions.
2023-2024 CNC Scholarship Application Now Available!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS OUR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS HAVE CHANGED!
The application is now an online form: https://form.jotform.com/calwic/cnc-application
All fields are required, and you will have the ability to save your progress and continue/complete the application later, HOWEVER your application must be submitted by 5:00pm on January 17, 2024 in order to be considered for a scholarship.
NEW! After you submit your complete application, your WIC Director will be automatically emailed at the email address you provide to APPROVE your application. If your WIC Director cannot receive this automated email, they can email me directly to approve your application.
In order to be considered, your application MUST include ALL of the following components:
- Completed and signed online application: https://form.jotform.com/calwic/cnc-application
You will need to insert your essay and needs statement and upload the following forms via the online application above:
- Essay – 500 to 1,000 word essay entitled, “My Professional Nutrition/WIC Career Goals”
- Financial Budget Worksheet and Need Statement
- Certificate of Undergraduate/Graduate academic registration or enrollment in Dietetic Internship
- Completed Recommendation Form from University or Dietetic Internship
- Completed Recommendation Form from WIC Program Employer
Scores are given based on essay, financial need, ethnicity, and WIC years of service. Awards will be based on scores and advisory committee recommendations.
Timeline for 2023-2024
November 15, 2023: Applications Available
January 17, 2024: Applications Due by 5:00pm
March 15, 2024: Scholarship Awardees Notified