National Conference Scholarships

SNA Legislative Action Conference 2017

Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow

The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow will attend and be recognized at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference 2017, with all travel expenses paid up to $3,000. Expenses include airfare, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations, as well as conference registration and a per diem for meals.

ANC First Timers 2015-all  

Who can apply? 
To apply, you must:

  • Be an active SNA employee or manager section member, who has been a SNA member for at least three years, as of LAC 2016 (since no later than April 1, 2014)
  • Have never previously attended LAC
  • Be interested in child nutrition policy

Please note that director-level members are not eligible for this fellowship.

How can I apply? 
SNF is now accepting applications until November 15, 2016. To apply, please complete and submit the online application form.The 2017 Fellow will be announced in January 2017. 

Who is Josephine Martin? 
Dr. Josephine Martin is a pioneer in the field of child nutrition. Launching her career at the Georgia Department of Education in 1950 as the assistant school lunch director, she soon became a vocal advocate for child nutrition, influencing legislation on the community, state and federal levels.

SNA Annual National Conference 2016

ANC First-Timer Scholarship

The ANC First-Timer Scholarship gives SNA members who have never attended SNA’s Annual National Conference the opportunity to take advantage of the valuable educational and professional development opportunities to advance their careers at this event through providing multiple $500 scholarships—each of which may be used to cover registration and travel expenses associated with attending ANC.


ANC First Timers 2015-all  


Who can be nominated?
District directors, who are active SNA members and are registered to attend ANC 2016, may nominate one member of their staff for this scholarship. The staff member must be an active SNA member in the employee or manager category who has never attended SNA’s ANC.

Directors may not nominate more than one staff member for this scholarship.

How can I complete a nomination form? 
The SNF has closed the ANC First Timers Scholarship for 2016. Recipients will be notified by the SNF in April 2016.  Awards are given on a first come, first served basis- so the sooner you apply, the better chance you have of receiving a scholarship. Please preview the form before creating an account and completing the form.

Before completing the nomination, please have the following information available:

  • Your contact information
  • Your ANC registration and proof of payment
  • Address information where scholarship check should be sent

How are recipients determined?
Awards are given on a first come, first served basis.

Kathleen Stitt Award

The Kathleen Stitt Award gives one participant of the ANC School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase $500 to help defray travel expenses incurred to attend the conference.

Kathleen Stitt Award 2015


Who can apply?
To be considered for this award, you must be:

  • An active SNA member
  • A graduate student enrolled full-time in an MS or PhD program OR a faculty member employed at an accredited college or university
  • Accepted to participate in the School Nutrition Showcase at SNA's Annual National Conference 2016

How can I apply?
To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit the online application form. Applications will open in February 2016.  Please preview the form before creating an account and completing the form.

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