Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Award Winners: 

Director of the Year: Jeff Sidewater, CREC

Manager of the Year: Sandra Park, Meriden

Rising Star, Director: Erin Perpetua, Norwich

Rising Star, Manager: Denise Clark, Groton

Industry Member of the Year: David Nichols, American Patriot Sales

Anniversary of Service Award Nominations accepted until May 1!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.)

Go for the Gold: our awards for Chapters!


Congratulations to SNACT's 2017-18 Award winners: 

Director of the Year: Ernie Koschmieder, Groton

Manager of the Year: Sally Rish, Meriden

Rising Star, Manager: Ashley Onion, Meriden

Rising Star, Director: Jen Bove, East Haddam / East Hampton

Industry Member of the Year: Tim Thurston, Thurston Foods

Go for the Gold: Yankee and Mohegan Chapters

Congratulations to SNACT's 2016-17 Award winners: 

Director of the Year: Maggie Dreher, Avon, Canton, Region 10

Manager of the Year: Susan Osborn, Montville

Rising Star, Manager: Kristina Crandal, Groton

Rising Star, Director: Erica Biagetti, Guilford

Industry Member of the Year: Bob Rosner, M&R Frosted Foods

Go for the Gold: Charter Oak Chapter and Yankee Chapter



SNACT Scholarships

Each year, SNACT sets aside funds for scholarships for SNACT members. These funds are to help SNACT members attend our State Conference. 

SNACT gave 12 scholarships for members to attend our 2018 Annual Conference

SNACT Scholarships

Applicants must:

  • Be an active or an applied SNACT member. ( Applied members are those who can prove that they have submitted a membership application to SNA by the due date)
  • Submit a complete application by the due date. Only completed applications will be considered.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Only conference registration fees will be covered. (hotel, travel, meals, additional Highroller tickets are excluded.)
  • Priority will be given to non-directors.
  • Priority will be given to individuals who have not received a scholarship in the past 12 months.
  • Payment will be not be made to districts.
  • Applicants will not receive direct payment for their scholarship.
  • In the case of partial scholarships applicants are only required to pay the registration fee not covered by their scholarship. Early bird rate will apply. 

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: