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SNACT members are eligible for several SNA Awards and scholarships as well as CT awards and scholarships. 

SNA Awards

The SNA awards program is a great opportunity to highlight the outstanding and important work of SNA members and state affiliates!

Members and state associations are eligible for many awards and honors that recognize their achievements in school foodservice, leadership, membership recruitment and professional development. Each year SNA awards are presented to its outstanding members and state association leaders at the Annual National Conference (ANC) during the State Awards Ceremony and General Sessions. 

SNA Awards include

All SNA award nominations must be submitted by March 1. You can either submit on line or email your nominations to If you have any questions please contact

SNACT Awards

In addition to SNA awards, SNACT members are eligible for in-state recognition


Rising Star-Director and Rising Star-Staff

These awards honor individuals who have served in school food service positions for 10 years or less for both current accomplishments and sustained contributions to programs that advance good nutrition in our schools and communities. There are two categories and two awards available annually: one for Food Service Directors and one for Food Service Staff.  

Anniversary Awards honor school nutrition staff reaching their anniversary milestones of 5-10-15-20 and 25 years. Above 25 years we will be happy to honor employees at their 5 year intervals! You do not need to be a SNACT member to be eligible for anniversary recognition

Industry Member of the Year- For Industry members who go above and beyond to help us! 

SNACT award nomination forms will be available by January and are due by March 1. 


All Award Winners are recognized at SNACT's Banquet! 

Learn more about the banquet

See the list of past award winners

SNA Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are available through the School Nutrition Foundation, the philanthropic sister organization of SNA, provide SNA members with  the opportunity to achieve their higher education goals and  attend professional conferences through a wide variety of scholarships. Click here for the list of scholarship opportunities

SNACT Scholarships

Each year, SNACT gives scholarships to SNACT members to attend our State Conference. Scholarship applications are available in September. 2019 Scholarships are now being accepted! Click here to apply.