2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Foundation of NACE Scholarship Winners
The Foundation of NACE scholarship program provides awards and scholarships in the form of tuition grants, travel grants, leadership training grants and professional development to those who want a career in the catering and events industry. 

2016 Vince DeFinnis Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Rebecca Tobey from Aurora, Colorado who was awarded a scholarship package valued at $5,400.

2016 Foundation of NACE Sholarship Winners

Congratulation to Kelcee Moore from Holbrook, Arizona who was awarded a scholarship package valued at $2,500.

As a student at Northern Arizona University (NAU), I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a business minor and both an Event Management Certificate and an International Tourism Certificate. Upon graduation in May 2017, I would like to pursue a career in Event Production, Event Design or Catering. I have served as the NACE Vice President of Fundraising for the NAU Student chapter for the past year and am excited to be the incoming president of our student chapter this year! 

Congratulations to Diego Perez-Silva from Sugar Land, Texas who was awarded a scholarship package valued at $2,500.

Diego Perez-Silva is currently the Student Relations Director for the NACE Houston Chapter.   Since graduating from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, he has worked to become a growing leader in Houston’s hospitality industry and as the Student Liaison for the Chapters Leaders Council.  Diego is currently working on earning his Masters in Hospitality at the University of Houston and continue to grow in the NACE community. 

2015 Winners

  • Timothy SY Lam and Patti J. Shock Scholarship for the Catering and Event Management program at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH)
    • Tabatha Cantrell, South Carolina
  • Richard Suttman Fund CPCE Scholarships
    • Ashley Mitchell, Georgia
    • Kristian Miller, Michigan
  • Faculty Advisor Scholarship
    • Ruth Hladyk, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Vince DeFinis Scholarship Winner
    • Clara Snelson, University of Houston
  • Foundation of NACE Scholarship Winners
    • Hannah Ballard, University of Houston
    • Caitlin O’Brien, University of Houston
    • Michael Weber, Johnson &Wales University, Denver
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