2022 Dr. Josephine Martin Scholarship Application Now Open


Dr. Josephine Martin

The School Nutrition Association (SNA/SNF) is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Josephine Martin (February 17, 1927-August 19, 2021), SNA past president, who was a trailblazer for the school nutrition profession. Considered the godmother of school nutrition, Josephine Martin was a fierce advocate for school lunches and child nutrition during a period when regulations were slim. Learn more

Do you know a manager or employee in your school district who is passionate about child nutrition policy and could benefit from attending SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. on March 8-10, 2022?

Encourage your staff to apply online to be the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow! The Fellow will attend with expenses paid (up to $3,000) and be recognized at the event. The application is open through October 31st, 2021. For more information, click here

Take it from past winner Andrea Akerman! After attending LAC in 2018 as the honored Fellow, Andrea reflected on her experience, sharing, “I hope anyone who feels as passionately about school nutrition as I do will consider applying for the Josephine Martin award to attend LAC. Watch in awe how our government works, and what you have to do in order to be heard and represented; how hard you have to try, and when you get a win what a miracle it is. The scholarship gave me the opportunity to find even more things to love about what I do.”

Please put some time aside to apply -- YOU are worth it!

 The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship scholarship application was postponed in 2021 due to SNA hosting a virtual LAC. Since one of the greatest benefits of the fellowship is traveling to Washington, DC and experiencing LAC in person as well as visiting the Hill, we will be awarding the additional 2021 fellowship in 2022.

The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship application is open. Two fellowships will be awarded.

The deadline to apply is until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2021.

Apply Now

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