The Sun Produce Cooperative Foundation is pleased to announce its very first initiative! We need your support!
The David Schwake Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the work of the late David Schwake, MS, RD, SNS, and create an on-going legacy in his name. David Schwake passed away in February 2021 from COVID 19. A caring and determined man with tireless energy, David encapsulated what it meant to bring community, connection, and impact all together through the many facets of his involvement in and service to the community. He demonstrated in his everyday actions the variety of career paths Dietetic Interns can aspire to. Leading and feeding people with humor, persistent drive, innovation, a can-do, make it happen attitude, faith, and passion, he had a strong and positive impact on anyone and everyone he met.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds to support Dietetic interns on their journey to become registered dietitians, to encourage and inspire the next generation of community food system innovators and leaders.
For the 2022-2023 internship cohort, SPCF plans, with your support, to fully fund tuition scholarships for three (3) students completing their full-time internships with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) at $4,500 each. Our target fundraising goal is $15,000 which includes website service fees. The campaign will run through August 12, 2022.
The scholarship will support Interns who:
- Are pursuing career goals in School Food Service Management and / or Community Nutrition;
- Show enthusiasm for local food, farms, feeding people in general and specifically feeding people in need, as well as for policy and advocacy work
- Hope to implement creative nutrition education activities with schools and local food
- Demonstrate a passion to make a community impact.
Applications from the 2022-2023 MCDPH cohort will be solicited in June 2022, with the scholarships awarded by August 15th. They will start their Dietetic Internship program Sept. 12, 2022.
The Sun Produce Cooperative Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is the education and outreach arm of Sun Produce Cooperative. It offers resources, programs, education, and information to ensure increased access to nutritious locally-produced foods for Arizona’s vulnerable children and adults, while supporting the viability of small-acreage farms.
Thank you in advance for your support for this most worthwhile project!
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