Awards and Scholarships

SNACT 2016-17 Awards Program: 

In addition to the SNA award program, SNACT has state awards that Directors, Food Service employees and Industry Members are eligible for.  Applicants must be SNACT members, or for Industry Member of the Year, a SNACT sponsor. 

SNACT Director of the Year

SNACT Manager of the Year

SNACT Employee of the Year

Rising Star Award (One Rising Star Award will be given to a Food Service Director and one to a Food Service Staff Member) 

Industry Member of the Year Award

Anniversary of Service Award The award will be given to school nutrition employees to mark 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of service. This is your chance to honor your staff for the great work that they do. SNACT members and non-members are both eligible for the Anniversary of Service Award. (All Anniversary Award recipients are expected to attend the banquet and will be charged either the member of non member rate, depending on their status at the time of the banquet.) Applications are due to by May 1.

Please click on the above awards for award guidelines and nominating forms. The Rising Star and Industry Member awards are due to by April 1, 2017. The Anniversary of Service Award form is due by May 1, 2017.

Congratulations to SNACT's 2015-2016 Award winners: 

Director of the Year: Gail Sharry, New Haven

Rising Star Manager:Tracey Winzer, Meriden

Rising Star, Director: Jeanette La Plume, Putnam

Industry Member of the Year: Allison Thurston, Thurston Foods

Go for the Gold: Charter Oak Chapter


SNA Awards Program-Applications for the SNA 2016-17 Awards Program are no longer being accepted!

The SNA award program is a great opportunity to highlight the outstanding and important programs SNA members undertake. Applications being accepted now online for 2016-17 awards!

Through the SNA Awards Program, SNA celebrates and recognizes every-day heroes: school nutrition professionals who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success!  The SNA Awards Program has been revamped and now features easy-to-understand names, new prizes, streamlined rules, and you can now nominate a deserving colleague online. Awards include:

Please click on any of the awards above to find the application form and award guidelines. Nominations are due online by March 1, 2017. State winners will go on to be nominees for SNA Regional and National recognition. State will be honored at SNACT's Awards Banquet and receive additional recognition. 

Find out more and nominate someone you know at



SNACT Scholarships

Each year, SNACT sets aside funds for scholarships for SNACT members. These funds are intended to help SNACT members attend conferences and receive training. Examples of training include attendance at national conferences, state conferences, college courses, continuing education courses, adult education classes or other available opportunities to help you do your job better. For additional information about scholarships please contact Ernie Koschmeider at

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winners! SNACT awarded over $2,000 in scholarships for SNACT members to attend our conference! 

Click HERE for the 2016-17 SNACT Scholarship form

SNF Scholarships for SNA Members:

Scholarships and grants are available through the School Nutrition Foundation, the philanthropic sister organization of SNA, for active SNA members to:

For more information and to apply for a scholarship or grant, please visit: