The 2021 Equipment Grants Application(s) opens on October 1, 2020. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to win one of four grants, each worth between $20,000 to $65,000 of equipment. These grants are the Winston Equipment Grant, the Vulcan Equipment Grant, the Hobart Equipment Grant and the Collection Grant (comprised of donations made by multiple equipment companies). Applications and photos must be submitted by a school nutrition director. The recipients will be notified in late-March. This year, only finalists will be asked to submit a 2-3-minute video.
Learn more and download applications.
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The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) offers the following scholarship opportunities to SNA members:
This $1000 scholarship opportunity provides current MSNA members the opportunity to attend the SNA Annual National Conference in Chicago, IL from July 11-13, 2021.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021
Scholarship awarded June 1, 2021
For scholarship application, CLICK HERE!
For supervisor approval form, CLICK HERE!
Our first Missouri Scholarship for School Food Service employees and/or their children was named after Earl Langkop. He is believed to the the first State Director of Food Services in Missouri. He started the job July 1, 1948 and retired March 31, 1975. Mr. Langkop was found to be truly concerned with the quality of meals served in Missouri Schools. The scholarship fund that bears his name was started to honor him at the time of his retirement. He died about a year after his retirement.
Please click here for the Earl Langkop Scholarship Application.
David R. Page was the Director of Food Services in St. Louis and instrumental in starting the Missouri School Food Service Association in 1954. Mr. Page served as President of the association in 1965-66. He also served as President of ASFSA and was involved in that association. Mr. Page was a strong proponent of staff development and continuing education. Thus, when he died suddenly, the food service and school personnel of St. Louis set up a scholarship fund through Missouri School Nutrition Association, formerly MSFSA for the further development of current school food service personnel through tuition payment and registration fees related to continuing education activities. MSNA, formerly MSFSA is also authorized to utilize this fund for statewide professional development programs, but has been fortunate not to have to utilize it for that purpose, leaving it to benefit individuals.
Click here for the David R. Page Scholarship Application
To: All Missouri School Nutrition Association (MSNA) members
From: MSNA Board of Directors
Subject: Pursuing Excellence in Child Nutrition Scholarship
Date: October 1, 2019
The Missouri School Nutrition Association Pursuing Excellence in Child Nutrition scholarship program for MSNA members wishing to become Certified and/or Credentialed:
SNA’s Certification Program is based on the standards of practice and indicators in the Keys to Excellence in School Food and Nutrition Programs that define nationally accepted standards for quality programs. MSNA encourages every member to become nationally Certified and/or Credentialed through the SNA professional development program. To help make it possible, MSNA will reimburse every member for the first year application fee associated with the level of Certification/Credentialing, along with the exam fee for Credentialing.
Certification: All Levels
Any MSNA member pursuing SNA Certification can apply for reimbursement for the application fees ($18-$33). After successfully achieving any new level of Certification, MSNA members can also apply for reimbursement for the application fee associated with advancing to a new level ($21-$33).
MSNA members wishing to become Credentialed will be reimbursed for the testing fees ($225) when they successfully pass the examination. In addition, newly Credentialed members will be eligible to receive reimbursement for their first year dues ($70).
Go to the SNA website https://schoolnutrition.org/ and click on the Education and Professional Development tab for complete eligibility requirements.
For MSNA Certification/Credentialing Reimbursement Request Form, Click HERE!