SNA Scholarships and Grants


There are many benefits to membership in the School Nutrition Association including opportunities for scholarships and grants to continue your education!  Each scholarship has specific requirements and forms to be used. Be sure to visit the SNA website at https://schoolnutrition.org/Membership/AwardsScholarships/ for additional information and opportunities. 


Active members of the Alabama School Nutrition Association may also apply for local scholarship opportunities for those enrolled in food service related coursework.  Applications are due March 1, 2023 via email to Heather McDermott, ASNA Scholarship and Awards Chair at heather.mcdermott@acsboe.org.


Click here for ASNA Scholarship Application


In an ongoing effort to help its members develop professionally, scholarships are available for ASNA members who have never attended the Annual State Conference.  Applications are due March 1, 2023 via email to Heather McDermott, ASNA Scholarship and Awards Chair at heather.mcdermott@acsboe.org.



Click here for ASNA First Timer Scholarship Form





Honor a colleague by nominating them for an SNA award! There are SNA awards to recognize every member type: 

Employee of the Year Award 

Manager of the Year Award, in honor of Louise Sublette 

Director of the Year Award

It’s now easier than ever to recognize a school nutrition colleague by nominating them for an SNA Award! 

No certificate requirement for Employee and Manager of the Year

No requirements for a certificate, SNS credential or service on a committee or board for Director of the Year 

Membership requirement for Director of the Year is now 3 years 

Applications have been streamlined and are now all digital 

Regional judging will be done by an ad-hoc committee of volunteers and 

You can now team up to collaborate on applications! 

All nominees must be SNA members who are SNA certified throughout the entire awards process. All award nominations are due by March 1, 2023. Get started on the online nomination form today at www.schoolnutrition.org/awards. There is no longer a paper application for Employee, Manager or Director of the Year.  Nominations must be submitted via SNA online nomination portal, Submittable.  

Other Awards/Recognitions

The ASNA Annual State Conference provides the opportunity to recognize and honor ASNA members who have completed, or will complete by the end of the school year, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

Click here for the ASNA Years of Service Award Form

There isn’t a better way to say thank you to those that help us in caring for our students and providing for our programs by nominating an industry member or friend of your child nutrition program! Find out the details and award requirements by clicking on the applications below.


Click here for ASNA Industry Member Of The Year

Click here for Friend of AL ASNA Award Nomination Form

Click here for Industry Leader of the Year Form


All local award and recognition applications should be completed by March 1, 2023 and returned via email to Heather McDermott, ASNA Scholarship and Awards Chair at heather.mcdermott@acsboe.org.


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