Three scholarships are available to SNA members who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a degree program at a vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate or post graduate level in the United States. The program of study should fall into one or more of the SNA Keys to Excellence subject areas: Operations; Nutrition, Nutrition Education and Physical Activity; Administration; or Marketing and Communications.
This application form will automatically act as an application for each of the following scholarships:
SNF Professional Growth: The SNF Professional Growth Scholarship is funded by SNA members through a designated fundraising event. Scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded.
Schwan’s Food Service: Schwan’s Food Service, Inc., makes an annual donation of $50,000 which provides funds to the SNF’s scholarship program. This scholarship enables SNF to “foster good nutrition in school lunch programs and to improve school foodservice management”. Scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded.
Nancy Curry: Funded by Handgards, Inc., and friends of Nancy, this scholarship is for SNA members employed in school foodservice. One scholarship of $500 is awarded.
- The applicant must be an active member for a minimum of one year from February 1, 2013 with the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and have a history of employment in school foodservice. If you need to confirm membership, please call 1-800-877-8822.
- The applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining a degree in a foodservice-related field and a desire to make school foodservice a career.
- The applicant must be registered in a degree program as an undergraduate or graduate student, or be accepted, at a vocational/technical institution, community college, college or university in the United States that offers a degree program that falls under one or more areas of the SNA Keys to Excellence. Visit SNA Keys to Excellence to learn more.
- A letter of acceptance must be provided with the application. If the applicant has been accepted to multiple institutions, send the letter from the institution that the applicant is most likely to attend.
- Applicant should have a satisfactory academic record and must submit a current transcript from the most recently attended academic institution indicating a cumulative grade point average. If a transcript is not available because the course has not yet begun or is still in session at application deadline, submit a letter of explanation.
- All portions of the application must be completed and submitted – see the Application Checklist for further information. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all portions of the application are received/submitted by the deadline.
- Essays MUST fall within the required number of word range. Essays not in the word range will NOT be considered.
- Application deadline is Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
- Evaluations must be received by Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.