The Nancy DeMuth Ruhle Scholarship recognizes outstanding dietetics students for their academic achievements and emerging leadership. If you know a deserving student who exemplifies these qualities, please encourage him or her to submit an application. Applications are currently available for Spring 2023.


2023 scholarship application


Zoraa Victor

Zoraa Victor

2022 Scholarship Winner

Please join us in congratulating Zoraa Victor as the 2022 Genesee Dietetic Association Scholarship winner! The Nancy DeMuth Ruhle Scholarship is awarded to a nutrition student who demonstrates leadership, engagement within the dietetic community and strives to continue these qualities within the dietetic profession. Zoraa has been described as a highly motivated and mature student. Professor’s praise her combination of high level of critical thinking and generosity toward her peers. These qualities are demonstrated through her advanced course work and her drive to get involved and explore opportunities that widen her scope of nutrition and the community. In addition, Zoraa has an expansive list of volunteer experience and community service including her involvement in the RIT’s Student Dietetic Association.

Zoraa’s long term goals are to work in community nutrition and community-engaged health education. We look forward to seeing all the places Zoraa will go! Warmest congratulations Zoraa!


    • 2021 Makayla Mitchell
    • 2020 Madeline Gibbs
    • 2019 Brooke Buse
    • 2018 Samantha Teneyck
    • 2017 Michael Cummings
    • 2016 Karlee Bushnell
    • 2015 Kelsey Buecheler
    • 2014 Reneé Ortolani
    • 2013 Molly Mallette
    • 2012 Kirby Jo Moore
    • 2011 Amanda Picaretto
    • 2010 Janel Kelly
    • 2009 Jenna DiVincenzo
    • 2008 Melissa Pratt
    • 2007 Meghan Hyatt
    • 2006 Jennifer Whigham and Kristie Antonitto
    • 2005 Michele Groden and Shannon Keck
    • 2004 Amy Alquist and Amanda Urban
    • 2003 Amanda Urban and Joy Valvano
    • 2002 Amy Lougan and Andrea Vasilovski
    • 2001 none
    • 2000 Deborah Kelly
    • 1999 Christine Wanamaker