NYSNA Scholarships

Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship

Due on or before July 1steach year

New York School Nutrition Association Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship awards are made available each year to applicants who are active members of the NYSNA. 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.

Whether in the early years of a promising career or a more tenured position, ongoing professional development is necessary to hone skills and maintaining cutting edge creativity. Everyone benefits from advanced training and development opportunities. Yet, not everyone works for a district that can afford to fund certification opportunities for their employees.

The scholarship 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. The Awards and Scholarship Committee may also approve the use of the awards to attend training workshops and/or courses designed to enhances the recipient's current job knowledge or facilitate their advancement in School Food Service. The scholarship may also be granted for professional accreditation within NYSNA member industries, such as but not limited to, the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS)

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NYSNA Awards Program

Shining Star Award

Due on or before July 1steach year

We want to empower and inspire school nutrition professionals who not only serve the students, but the families in their communities as well.  This award highlights an individual that has gone the extra mile and has the spirit of service and passion to make a difference.  Our staff members are not always brought to the forefront and many times their special deeds go unnoticed.  This award was created to recognize the district's shining stars. 

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Farm to School Partnership Award

Due on or before July 1steach year

Did you know that NYSNA has a partnership with the NY Department of Agriculture and Markets? One of the exciting programs is the annual Farm to School Partnership Awards.

This award highlights exemplary farm to school projects across New York State. Applications are reviewed by the New York School Nutrition Association and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. Up to four awards will be selected each year to receive this prestigious award at the New York School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference. One complimentary dinner meal and plaque will be given per winning application. Ideas for projects include: merchandising/promoting local foods, working with local farms, building partnerships and integrating farm to school into wellness activities, and distribution: finding creative ways to get or receive local farm products.

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Champion of Child Nutrition Award

Due on or before July 1steach year

*Nominees may not be NYSNA food service members

This NYSNA award is presented by the Public Policy and Legislative Committee to show the recipient our great appreciation for efforts that have gone above and beyond to actively support, promote, and/or enhance child nutrition programs in some way.
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Anne B. Gennings Award

Due on or before July 1steach year

This NYSNA award is presented by the Public Policy and Legislative Committee to show the recipient our great appreciation for efforts that have gone above and beyond to actively support, promote, and/or enhance child nutrition programs in some way.
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NYSNA Chapter Awards Program

Due on or before October 1steach year

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Industry Member of the Year Award
*In Honor of Jeff Siegel*
Due on or before October 1steach year
 

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of industry members who demonstrate exemplary support to NYSNA, and their professional communities statewide. Each year, one industry member is selected to receive this prestigious award.

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SNA Awards Program for SNA Members

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, 2023. 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