NYSNA Scholarships

Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship


New York School Nutrition Association Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship award is made available each year to applicants who are active members of the NYSNA and SNA. The purpose of this scholarship is to help defray the cost of improving the recipient's present job performance or career status in school food service. Recipients are selected by the Professional Development Committee of the Association.

Scholarship Use:

The award may be used for graduate or undergraduate courses. The recipient need not be working toward a degree. The award may be used for local non-credit secondary or adult education courses that have been approved by the Professional Development Committee. The Professional Development Committee may also approve the use of the awards to attend training workshops and/or courses designed to enhance the recipient's current job knowledge or facilitate their advancement in School Food Service.


Awards are determined by the end of May and acknowledged at the Annual Conference of the Association. Forms and all necessary paper work required for receipt of the scholarship monies must be completed and received by Headquarters by October 1st of that year in order  for the transfer of money to be completed within the current Association fiscal year which ends October 31. The award may be used for registration fees, course materials, transportation and personal expenses incurred in connection with the program.  Checks will be drawn to the individual or the institution. Recipients will be asked to complete a follow up report and provide receipts for use of scholarship funds.


  1. The applicant must be an active member of the New York School Nutrition Association for at least one (1) year prior to application.
  1. The applicant must be a current employee of a School Food Service program  within the State of New York that participates in the Federal Child Nutrition Program.




Steven Pinelli Award of Excellence

The Steven Pinelli Award of Excellence was created by the NYSNA Executive Board, in memory of his numerous contributions to our Association.  This is an award to recognize and acknowledge an outstanding member of the NYSNA. 



NYSNA Chapter Awards Program

Information on Applying



SNA Awards Program

Through the SNA Awards Program, SNA celebrates and recognizes every-day heroes: school nutrition professionals who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success!  The SNA Awards Program has been revamped and now features easy-to-understand names, new prizes, streamlined rules, and for the first time ever, you can now nominate a deserving colleague online. Awards include:

Nominations are due online or to the State President by March 1, 2017. Find out more and nominate someone you know at www.schoolnutrition.org/awards


SNF Scholarships for SNA Members

Scholarships and grants are available through the School Nutrition Foundation, the philanthropic sister organization of SNA, for active SNA members to:

For more information and to apply for a scholarship or grant, please visit: http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Scholarships