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GSN Foundation Scholarships & Grants-in-aid

Policies and Requirements for Application


The Georgia School Nutrition Foundation awards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study and for grants-in-aid each year. This page provides a brief overview of the eligibility requirements and the application process. PLEASE review ALL items to be sure you meet the requirements to apply. Scholarships and grants-in-aid are awarded twice each year. 

What may Scholarships or Grants be used for?

Scholarships are given to use for academic college credit classes, at an regularly accredited college or university that lead to a Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or Associate’s Degree. Courses offered by Georgia Technical Colleges may or may not be considered academic college credit by the Foundation, depending on the specific program and classes taken. The Foundation Trustees will make this determination during the review process. Technical college classes must lead to a degree, not just to a “certificate”.

Grants-in-aid may be used for all Technical College courses, expenses such as books, supplies, child care or travel for either academic or continuing education classes or GED classes. Grants in Aid may NOT be used to pay for GSNA or SNA meeting/conference registration fee.

ALL applicants for undergraduate scholarships MUST have successfully completed 9 semester hours  of academic credit before applying. “AP” (advanced placement) exams or classes taken in high school do NOT meet this requirement. College classes taken at a college while the student is still in high school may be counted for this requirement.

Scholarship Applicant Requirements
Application Forms

Member Scholarship Application Form 

Children of Member Scholarship Application Form

Frances Coleman Griffin Scholarship Application Form

Grant-in-Aid Application Form

Forms also available from the GSNA office. 
Phone: 770-934-8890 or 1-877-221-8733 inside Georgia.
Amounts Available
Scholarships: $1,000 each. The number of Scholarships awarded is determined each year by the Foundation Trustees.
Grants-in-aid: $500 each. The number of Grants-in-aid awarded is determined each year by the Foundation Trustees.
WHO is eligible to apply?
Those who meet the following criteria: (Scholarship Applicant Requirements)

  • All Georgia School Nutrition Foundation Scholarships (including those for attending LAC Conference or other training) require the following:

               1.  The applicant OR Applicant’s parent or guardian (in the case of a children’s application) MUST hold a current School Nutrition Certificate from the national School Nutrition Association in Washington D.C OR hold the SNS (School Nutrition Specialist) Credential from SNA.

              2.   GSNA Member applicants or parents/guardians of children applying MUST be current members of GSNA/SNA for 1 year.

              3.  Applicants for college Scholarships must already have successfully completed 9 semester hours of college credit. “AP” or advanced placement credit hours in high school do not count as college credit; however “Dual Enrollment” college credit through a high school will be accepted.

    Applicants MUST provide with application:

                       Two letters of recommendation

                       TRANSCRIPTS of college academic credit or “Dual Enrollment” credit proof

    NO application will be considered as complete without these items.

WHEN are applications due?


Members: THREE times a year. By August 1st, December 15th and/ or March 1st.

Children of Members: Once a year. March 1st.

Members: Submit completed Scholarship or Grant in Aid application form for MEMBERS with all attachments by either deadline. This includes the completed application form and the following attachments for Scholarships: (a) transcript of college credits with grades (this may be a grade report printed from the internet by the student) and (b) two letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor). Recommendation letters MUST show the name, title, address, phone number and signature of person writing the letter. The letter may be submitted by e-mail or regular mail.

Children of Members: Submit completed Scholarship application form for CHILDREN with attachments by March 1. This includes the completed application form and the following attachments: a) transcript of college credits with grades (this may be a grade report printed from the internet by the student) and (b) two letters of recommendation (one from an academic advisor or instructor.) Recommendation letters MUST show the name, title, address and phone number and signature of person writing the letter. The letter may be submitted by e-mail or regular mail.

Questions? Please call the GSNA office at 770-934-8890.

 

National LAC Meeting Scholarship


In an ongoing effort to help its members develop professionally, the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation is offering a scholarship to attend SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) 2019.

There will be two scholarships available for first time attendees. The recipients of the scholarships will get funding up to $2,500 to cover registration, airfare, hotels, and meals for the National Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. (February 24-26, 2019). Click here for more information and application.

 

School Nutrition Association Scholarships

 

https://schoolnutrition.org/scholarships/

 

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