Industry Advisory Council

Scholarship to ANC 2019



September 30, 2018**

The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) held another fantastic fundraising event this past April with the goal of supporting scholarships to the SNA Annual National Conference for deserving ISNA members...And they succeeded! 

Please click on the button below for application criteria and to apply for this exceptional opportunity to attend ANC 2019 in St. Louis, MO from July 14-16! The winner(s) will receive complimentary registration, travel and lodging! 

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**Please note that you must be a current ISNA member (for at least the past 3 years) to apply.

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NEW THIS must have the Candidate Authorization Release Form completed by your Supervisor in order to be considered for a scholarship. There will be an opportunity to upload this document during the application process

Last years' winners, Charity Elliott, Lisa Thomas and Ashlee Baron shared a little about their conference experience in the Fall Issue of Food for Thought. Be sure to check out what they had to say when you receive your issue. 
Winners for 2019 will be announced at the ISNA Annual Conference in Indianapolis on Saturday, November 10th!

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SNA Member Awards   

SNA celebrates members who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success. Nominate an employee, manager, and/or director you know to be recognized for all of their great contributions! 

There are SNA awards to recognize every member type:
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Individuals may be nominated by peers, staff, colleagues, or supervisors for these awards. All nominees must be SNA members who hold a SNA Certificate in School Nutrition or the SNS credential throughout the entire awards nomination and judging process.  Click on the links above to read more about nominee criteria. 

Nominations are now being accepted online for the 2017-18 awards and are due by March 1, 2018. 


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ISNA Exclusive Awards

ISNA values the opportunity to honor its members who have gone "above and beyond" in different aspects of their career, but may not have met the criteria set forth for the State SNA Awards.  Members are encouraged to nominate for the awards summarized below (click the links for a printable nomination form or you may also nominate electronically).  Awards will be presented at the Annual Conference in November 2018.

SUPER Star Service Award Sponsored by JTM Food Group

    • Click HERE to nominate electronically!

STAR Award

Assistant Director of the Year Sponsored by Peterson Farms Fresh, Inc. 

    • Click HERE to nominate eletronically!  

Food Service & Nutrition Office Assistant of the Year 

    • Click HERE to nominate electronically!

Chapter President Awards  

Nominations for ISNA Awards are due to Sheri Shipp by 
April 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted.


 ISNA Scholarships

The Indiana School Nutrition Association offers scholarships each year. These scholarships are made possible by various fundraising activities and vendor support. ISNA has two scholarships...MGM (Magnificent Growth Money) and Mary Ann Schlarb Scholarship. Application deadline is April 1st of each year.

General Criteria for ISNA scholarship eligibility are as follows:
1. Applicant must be a member of SNA/ISNA for a minimum of one year prior to application.

2. Applicant must be employed in school foodservice.

3. Application must be submitted on an official application form with all pertinent information provided (see below for         application form)

4. Application must be for a specific course, conference or class which is relevant to improving school food                            service programs. See specifics on application.

5. Expenses will be paid upon submission of required reimbursement documents per policy.

6. Each Scholarship may have specific eligibility requirements.

Mary Ann Schlarb Single Unit Scholarship 

ISNA strives for continuing education in our profession. Mary Ann Schlarb exemplified that concept, and in her memory the Association awards this scholarship of $500.00 to an active single unit member who has made significant contributions in his/her school district or state association.  The reimbursable $500 scholarship money is to be used for professional development activities. The award is not based solely on need; the basis of the final determination will be food service involvement.

MGM Grant (Magnificent Growth Money)  

The Executive Board of the Indiana School Nutrition Association recognizes the continued need for professional growth opportunities for the membership. The Board also recognizes that financial support for single unit members is crucial. For this reason, an MGM Grant Program was established.

The Executive Board will permit up to $2,000 in MGM Grant money each fiscal year. Award amounts will be determined on each application, but not to exceed $500 to any one person in a year. Applications will be evaluated on a "first come, first approved basis."

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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:



Questions about ISNA Exclusive Awards and Scholarships???

Contact ISNA Vice President, Dee Orick 
New Castle Community Schools
[email protected]


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