Professional Development Scholarships
Do you find yourself enticed by the idea of continuing your education but stop short of actually going for it? Are you currently taking classes and need some financial assistance? It’s time to break through the barriers standing between you and your professional goals and educational aspirations by taking advantage of scholarships available through the SNF!
These opportunities include academic aid for those pursuing a vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate or post graduate degree in a school nutrition-related field of study within the United States. The Schwan’s Professional Development scholarships award up to $2,500 each. The Nancy Curry Scholarship, awards one scholarship of $500.
Applications opened on October 1, 2020. The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is: January 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm (EST). However, we encourage you to apply early! Applicants must be an active SNA member for a minimum of one year from January 1, 2020 and have a history of employment in school nutrition. Children of SNA members are no longer eligible to apply for scholarships.
To apply, or to view all the eligibility requirements and tips for submission, visit www.schoolnutritionfoundation.org
The time you take to apply just might be one of the best investments in your profession that you ever make.
$10,000 Golden Ticket Raffle
SNF held two $10,000 Golden Ticket Raffles throughout the months of September and October! The Golden Ticket drawing took place LIVE! at the School Nutrition Association headquarters in Arlington, VA.
How did it work? Each of the 200 tickets (per raffle) were sold for $100. This means, two people win $10,000 and the School Nutrition Foundation receives $20,000 to support the many programs and scholarships provided to SNA members.
We held our virtual drawing via Zoom on October 15th —thank you to all who joined us! Without further ado, here are your winners: Drawing #1 Winner is Sharon Hunt, District Director, Anderson School District 05 (SC). Drawing #2 Winners: Randy Sheets and Allan & Regina Turney, Stokes County Schools (NC). Congratulations to our Golden Ticket Raffle winners! We want to thank each and every one of you for participating in both $10,000 Golden Ticket Raffles. We hope it’s brought some fun and excitement during these difficult days. Thank you for your continued support. Because of you, our annual fund continues to grow – which helps us award more scholarships to more SNA members! You helped us EXCEED our goal of $40,000!
Fall Emergency Grant Feeding
A special thank you to Share our Strength/No Kid Hungry for collaborating with SNF’s GoFundMe Help Feed School Kids Now! which has now helped support 169 emergency feeding school districts in the spring, and 37 SSO/SFSP emergency feeding school districts in the summer. We have given out 207 grants so far and plan to continue to do so, as long as funds are available. SNF is continuing to fundraise for the Help Feed School Kids Now! Emergency Feeding Relief Fund. When the next round of applications opens, SNF will post this notice on its website and social media. We plan to open a fall application soon. The SNF website will also soon have a landing page for the GoFundMe grants and applications. Be on the lookout if you want more information on how to apply! If you want to encourage donations to our GoFundMe, you can direct people here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-feed-school-kids-now
The 2021 Equipment Grants
New this year, eligible applicants have the opportunity to win one of four equipment grants! These grants are the Winston Equipment Grant, the Vulcan Equipment Grant, the Hobart Equipment Grant, and the Collection Grant.
We were not surprised to learn that equipment is the number one purchase recipients are making with the grants. With this valuable information in hand, we will reach out to last year’s equipment donors to see if they are able to donate again for 2021. Please visit www.schoolnutritionfoundation.org
soon for more information on the 2021 Equipment Grants.
The 2021 SNF Equipment Grants were made possible by the generous contributions of Winston Foodservice, Vulcan, Hobart, Cambro Manufacturing, CMA Dishmachines, Innoseal Systems, Lakeside Manufacturing, Sterno Delivery, TekVisions and Unox.