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RAMSCA Scholarship Awards

RAMSCA provides two annual scholarships:

  • RAMSCA Endowment for Scholarly Activity
  • The Nanny Ruddy Evans Endowment

The RAMSCA Endowment for Scholarly Activity was established to support clinical research and or special projects undertaken by active duty, USAR, ARNG, and retired or former Specialist Corps (SP) officers at the RAMSCA general meeting in 2001. 

The Nannie Rudd Evans Endowment was established in 2013, with an endowment given by Mrs. Charlotte Evans Floyd, sister of Nannie Evans, from the estate of COL Nannie Evans. The recipient must be a dietitian, active duty, USAR, ARNG, retired or former AMSC officer. This endowment is to support clinical research, education and or special projects undertaken by the dietitian. The application procedure is the same and the dietitian applicant will automatically be considered for either the RAMSCA Endowment for Scholarly Activities or the Nannie Rudd Evans Endowment.

The award is the same for both scholarships: $100-2000.


Application Process

The application process is the same for both scholarships. You do not need to specify which scholarship if you are a dietitian, as you are eligible for either of the endowments.

A complete application for this funding will consist of the following:

  • Application Cover Sheet (click here for fillable PDF file)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Project or activity narrative description should discuss the items mentioned above
  • Timeline
  • Copy of Research proposal (if applicable)
  • Copy of Institutional Review Board approval (if applicable)
  • Letter of recommendation (sent directly from the individual writing it to COL Lucas)

The applicant should send a complete application (listed above), except that the letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the individual writing it to COL Lucas. E-mail submission is preferred, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If sending by mail, send to this address:

COL (Ret) Mary E. Lucas
707 Sweetbrush
San Antonio, TX 78258.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MARCH 15TH

Apply any time of the year.  However, the deadline for each year's scholarships is Mar 15th, and selections are announced in May.


Who is Eligible to Apply?

Any active duty, USAR, retired or former Specialist Corps (SP) officers.


Criteria for Award

For Research Proposals

  1. Purpose of the project: meaningful for professional practice and/or patient care within the AMEDD
  2. Hypothesis: Clearly stated and pertinent to the project purpose
  3. Variables clearly stated and defined
  4. Methodology Proposed
  5. Budget: Budget is realistic for the project, enough to enable the project to be accomplished, but not excessive. Include other possible funding sources.
  6. Feasibility

For Continuing Education Proposals

  1. Educational activity purpose or need.
  2. Site for proposed educational activity.
  3. Budget: Budget proposed is realistic and enough to enable the activity to be accomplished, but not excessive; other possible funding sources considered and/or some cost paid for personally.
  4. Feasibility: The proposed project is feasible, i.e., can be successfully completed within the timeframe indicated.

For Special Projects, Publications, or Other

  1. Activity Purpose: Purpose of the project clearly stated; purpose meaningful for furthering professional practice and/or patient care within the AMEDD.
  2. Activity Need: Proposal reflects an unmet need of the AMEDD; the need is clearly stated.
  3. Budget: Budget proposed is realistic for the proposed activity
  4. Feasibility: The proposed activity is feasible, i.e., can be successfully completed within the timeframe indicated.

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