Awards and Scholarships


SNA now accepting 2018-19 Nominations!

SNA awards for Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year and Director of the Year are a great way to recognize a peer or employee. Nominations forms are on the SNA website and are on the SNA website. Each award has a word document that you can download now and use to gather information and prepare to submit your nomination. Employee, Manager and Director of the Year Awards are due by March 1, 2019- so you have plenty of time to prepare! Need help? Contact

2018-19 Employee of the Year Award  Submit the online nomination via this link. You may also use this word document to prepare your online nomination

2018-19 Manager of the Year Award Submit the online nomination via this link. You may also use this word document to prepare your online nomination

2018-19 Director of the Year Award are due online or directly to the State President by March 1, 2019.* Submit the online nomination via this link. You may also use this word document to prepare your online nomination

*in addition to SNA Awards SNACT has our Rising Star Award for Directors and for Managers who have been in SN for less than 10 years, our Industry Member of hte Year award and our Anniversary awards. Start thinking about who you’ll nominate- nomination forms will be available soon!

CT school nutrition professionals do great work- nominate a peer or staff member for special recognition today!  Applicants must be SNACT members, or for Industry Member of the Year, a SNACT sponsor. Through the SNA/ SNACT Awards Program, we celebrate and recognize every-day heroes: school nutrition professionals who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success!  

Rising Star Award Director and Rising Star, Manager: 2 awards: One Rising Star Award will be given to a Food Service Director and one to a Food Service Staff Member.

Industry Member of the Year Award: for Industry Members who go above And Beyond!

Anniversary of Service Award The award will be given to school nutrition employees to mark 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of service. This is your chance to honor your staff for the great work that they do. SNACT members and non-members are both eligible for the Anniversary of Service Award. (All Anniversary Award recipients are expected to attend the banquet and will be charged either the member of non member rate, depending on their status at the time of the banquet.)

Congratulations to SNACT's 2017-18 Award winners: 

Director of the Year: Ernie Koschmieder, Groton

Manager of the Year: Sally Rish, Meriden

Rising Star, Manager: Ashley Onion, Meriden

Rising Star, Director: Jen Bove, East Haddam / East Hampton

Industry Member of the Year: Tim Thurston, Thurston Foods

Go for the Gold: Yankee and Mohegan Chapters

Congratulations to SNACT's 2016-17 Award winners: 

Director of the Year: Maggie Dreher, Avon, Canton, Region 10

Manager of the Year: Susan Osborn, Montville

Rising Star, Manager: Kristina Crandal, Groton

Rising Star, Director: Erica Biagetti, Guilford

Industry Member of the Year: Bob Rosner, M&R Frosted Foods

Go for the Gold: Charter Oak Chapter and Yankee Chapter



SNACT Scholarships

Each year, SNACT sets aside funds for scholarships for SNACT members. These funds are to help SNACT members attend our State Conference. 

SNACT Scholarships

Click here for the 2018 Fall Conference Scholarship Form

*This is a word document and should download to your computer. If you have any problems please contact

Scholarship requests are due by September 28, 2018. Please  send request to Scholarships are awarded by the Member Services Committee and they will notify scholarship recipients of award. 

Applicants must:

  • Be an active or an applied SNACT member. ( Applied members are those who can prove that they have submitted a membership application to SNA by the due date)
  • Submit a complete application by the due date. Only completed applications will be considered.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Only conference registration fees will be covered. (hotel, travel, meals, additional Highroller tickets are excluded.)
  • Priority will be given to non-directors.
  • Priority will be given to individuals who have not received a scholarship in the past 12 months.
  • Payment will be not be made to districts.
  • Applicants will not receive direct payment for their scholarship.
  • In the case of partial scholarships applicants are only required to pay the registration fee not covered by their scholarship. Early bird rate will apply. 

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: