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Kevin R. Mabee Memorial Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Jun 27, 2023
Winners Announced
Jul 27, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
Career of Interest:
Interested in becoming a dietician or studying nutrition or health science

Kevin R. Mabee was a beloved fiancé whose life was cut short by an accident on his way to work. 

Kevin was a vegan.  He also believed in the benefit of 100% plant-based diets. Many restaurants now offer limited plant-based options as the diet is becoming more accessible. Eating a 100% plant based diet also comes with many health benefits, such as lower rates of disease.

This scholarship aims to keep Kevin R. Mabee’s legacy alive by supporting students who are passionate about health. 

Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is interested in becoming a dietician or is studying nutrition or health science may apply for this scholarship, but vegan applicants are preferred. 

To apply, tell us about yourself, how you chose this career path, what has inspired your diet, and your story if you’re vegan.

Selection Criteria:
Health, Ambition, Passion
Published February 8, 2023
Essay Topic

Tell us about yourself and why you chose this career path. If you eat a healthy or plant-based diet, tell us what influenced you to do so and why, such as family, health, books, documentaries, religion, etc. If you are vegan, tell us your vegan story.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Asa Arrington
B L Smith Senior High SchoolGreensboro, NC
I chose this career path for two reasons. 1 I'm vegan, and I've been vegan for 3 and a half years now, I went vegan to fix my high blood pressure and fatigue and it worked extremely well and I want to learn all I can about nutrition so I can share it with others. 2 my mother works for Cone health and used to take me to work with her when I was little and she couldn't get a sitter. So I've been exposed to the environment of a medical clinic and office space since I can remember. I feel very comfortable in the setting and it is great to work in that field so I can work 1 on 1 with patients, run lab reports, and process data. What influenced me to eat a whole food plant-based diet was reading books by Colin T Cambell who I am now a huge fan of. His books the China study, Future of nutrition, and WHOLE all sparked my curiosity for nutrition science I hadn't been exposed to information about alkalines, enzymes, good bacteria, and prebiotics. All this science fascinated me and I found myself researching things on other aspects of diet and health in my free time. I read his books because I wanted to fix my health issues with my blood pressure and low energy. It vexed me how at 15 I was tired all the time, had gut issues and received a not-great blood report when I visited the doctor for my annual check-up. I tried keto and fat-free but it didn't help. I'm also pursuing health science since blood pressure and diabetes run in my family. So I really want to learn all I can since I fixed a lot of my health problems through the diet model I learned from Colin Cambell's books and to help my family so they don't have to spend thousands on treatments and surgeries that don't fix the issues. I actually love being vegan, food tastes better, I can smell better, I get sick way less, I have more energy and I like contributing to lessening the burden of animal agriculture by not paying for animal products. My goal is to get a doctorate, master's, and bachelor's in Dietetics and to get a job at a clinic so I can work directly with patients as well as work in lab studies and research projects.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 27, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jul 27, 2023.

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