Professional Development Scholarships Achieve your educational dreams with an education scholarship from the School Nutrition Foundation! Education scholarships provide SNA members with funding for tuition and books for the following school year. Who can apply? To be qualified to receive an education scholarship, you must be: An active SNA member, who has been a SNA member for at least one year (since at least January 1, 2016) Currently employed in school foodservice as an operator/state agency (Industry and student members are not eligible.) Enrolled (or will be enrolled) in a degree or certificate program at a vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level in the United States in a program of study which falls into one or more of the USDA Professional Standards subject areas. Please note that children of SNA members are no longer eligible to apply for scholarships. To confirm your SNA membership status, please call (800) 877-8822. How can I apply? Submit the Common Application online. The Common Application will act as an application for all available professional development scholarships. Applications are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. To prepare your application, please download the Common Application Preparation Worksheet. You may copy and paste your responses from the worksheet into the online application. What education scholarships are available? Scholarships include: NEW! SNA Professional Development Scholarship: The SNA Professional Development Scholarship is funded by a donation from the School Nutrition Association. Scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded. Schwan’s Food Service Scholarship: Schwan’s Food Service, Inc., makes an annual donation to offer multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 each. SNF Professional Growth Scholarship: The SNF Professional Growth Scholarship is funded by SNA members through past special events. Scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded. Sandi Brooker Scholarship: The Sandi Brooker Scholarship is a way to ensure that Sandi’s positive impact on so many people is continued by helping others achieve the dream of continued education. Two scholarships of $1,000 are awarded each year. Nancy Curry Scholarship: The Nancy Curry Scholarship is funded by Handgards, Inc., and friends of Nancy. One scholarship of $500 is awarded each year.