​​SNAI Annual Convention: Scholarship Essay

Community Service Award

​An award will be presented to the school with the highest amount of donated items for SNAI’s Community Service Project. Selection will be based on the school that brings the most travel size items; shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, toothbrushes, alcohol-free mouthwash, tampons, pads, etc. Items must be turned in at the registration desk with your school’s name at the 70th Annual Convention on October 5th, 2019. The school with the most items will receive the ‘Community Service Award’ as well as being featured in the Nursing Voice.

​Ticket to Success Award
The Ticket to Success Award was established by SNAI in 1989 to assist nursing students in financial need, which show interest in joining NSNA/SNAI but lack the funds to do so. This award is offered once a year at the SNAI Annual Convention. The award is a paid membership to NSNA/SNAI to nursing students for their first year of membership. The number of awards varies from year to year. Current members of NSNA/SNAI are not eligible.   A one page statement describing your interest joining NSNA/SNAI and any plans you may have to become involved in the organization at the local, state or national level. Please describe any experiences you have had that would be relevant to these plans. A letter of recommendation from your nursing school faculty/administration is required. The completed application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted on or before the deadline date. 

$500 Scholarship Essay

Please submit a 750 word essay about the follow prompt. 

Prompt: The theme of this conference is The Nursing Journey: 'Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations'. The path to success is never a straight line. We often encounter many obstacles to get to where we want to be. Recount a time in your nursing journey when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure, and how it affected you. What did you learn from that experience? 


Apply to be on the Board of Directors! 

Elections take place every year at the Annual Convention. The convention usually takes place in September/October. To be eligible, you must be in good standing with your school, and have a faculty recommendation, along with your application.

  • A description of positions on the Board of Directors can be found under the "Board of Directors" tab.
  • Elections for the 2018/ 2019 Board of Directors has taken place. Elections for 2019/2020 will take place at the next SNAI Annual Convention October 5, 2019.

SNAI Annual Convention: Ticket to Success Award Application

BOD Pre-Slate Packet 

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