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. Our next set of applications will be for Spring 2024.


2024 scholarship applications coming soon!


Elizabeth Gunner

Elizabeth Gunner

2023 Scholarship Winner

Please join us in congratulating Elizabeth Gunner as the 2023 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. Elizabeth has been praised not just for her commitment to academic excellence, but for her efforts to uplift the community, her leadership skills and her passion for nutrition beyond the classroom.  These are just a few of the traits that Professors have shared about Elizabeth. In addition, her volunteer work at the American Diabetes Association, Veterans Rebuilding Life, The Ugandan Water Project and Cornell University Dietetics Association, illustrates her passion of service.

This fall, Elizabeth will continue her Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Elizabeth hopes to take her education to the World Health Organization to advise policy, lead mass communication efforts and create food equity programs.  We can’t wait to see the change Elizabeth is sure to make on world health!  Warmest congratulations Elizabeth!


    • 2022 Zoraa Victor
    • 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