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Grant Opportunity | Future Leader Grant

Saturday, October 13, 2018   (0 Comments)

Are You a SNA Future Leader?

Do you aspire to rise up to a leadership position in our state and/or national association? Then consider applying for the SNA Future Leaders Grant! This grant is intended to cultivate individuals who are willing to take the next step towards a leadership position on the SNA of Massachusetts board in the future.

The SNA Future Leaders Program, which is held in conjunction with SNA National Leadership Conference, is being held May 9-11, 2019 in Sarasota, FL.

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides current and future state and national leaders with the opportunity to learn critical information about successfully leading a nonprofit association, to network with other leaders from across the country, and to gain new skills to become a more effective and engaging leader. Members from our executive board attend this exciting conference annually.

The Future Leaders Program provides focused, valuable, hands-on training and tools to new and upcoming future leaders of SNA. Future Leaders are given the opportunity to learn about the history, mission and vision of the association, network with other emerging SNA stars from across the country, hone leadership and communication skills, and learn from seasoned SNA leaders in a fun and interactive learning environment.

Application requirements

To be considered for this grant, applicants must be a current SNA member, hold either an SNA Certificate or SNS credential.


In addition, the ideal applicant should:

  • Be willing and able to assume a leadership position in SNA in the near future
  • Have been in the school nutrition profession for at least 3 years
  • Have strong association leadership potential and a belief in the importance of SNA
  • Have relevant volunteer experience for SNA
  • Have demonstrated interest in developing leadership abilities
  • Be committed to lifelong learning
  • Be dedicated to a career in school nutrition
  • Be energetic and enthusiastic

If awarded, the grant covers the cost of the conference, hotel, meals and transportation.

SNA of Mass will award one individual this program grant and will accept one name for a waitlist, in the event that there is seat availability. 

Application due Friday, February 1, 2019. Deadline Extended to Friday, February 8th. 

Email: or fax or mail to:

SNA of Massachusetts

c/o McKenna Mgmt.

 4 Lan Drive, Suite 310

Westford, MA 01886

Fax:  978-250-1117


Download the Application

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