Scholarships

Foundation of NACE Scholarship Opportunities

Foundation of NACE scholarships provide aid that supports tuition, travel, leadership training and professional development to those who want a career in the catering and events industry.

  • Vince DeFinis Scholarship –  (Application deadline is April 17, 2020)
    • The Vince DeFinis Scholarship Program honors the founder of the first NACE chapter, Vincent DeFinis, CPCE, of NACE in Philadelphia, and is designed to offer support to undergraduate students in the hospitality industry who demonstrate leadership abilities.
    • One recipient will be awarded a scholarship package valued at more than $7,000.00.
  • The Foundation of NACE Scholarship – (Application deadline is April 17, 2020)
    • The Foundation of NACE Scholarship provides support to student members and members in the hospitality industry who demonstrate leadership abilities.
    • Two recipients will be awarded a scholarship package valued at $3,750.00 each.
  • The Patti J Shock Scholarship – (Application window is currently closed)
    • This scholarship is providing in partnership with The International School of Hospitality (TISOH),
    • The scholarship provides funding for the Meeting and Events Catering Certificate program (classroom or online) offered by The International School of Hospitality.
    • One recipient will be awarded a scholarship package valued at $1,800.00 which covers tuition and fees for the program (textbooks are not included).

View past winners here.

How to Apply?

Review requirements for each of the scholarships listed above and submit the application online. 

Contact

Questions? Contact foundation@nace.net.

Meet Our 2019 Scholarship Winners!

The Foundation of NACE advances the catering and events industry through scholarships that help both future and current professionals. Since 2008, The Foundation of NACE has awarded more than $100,000.00 those pursuing or advancing careers in catering and events.

Brogen Woodward
Student, Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston,
Member, NACE Houston Chapter and the Houston University Student Chapter of NACE

Anna Oakes
Student, Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston
Member, NACE Houston Chapter and the Houston University Student Chapter of NACE.

Anish Sharan
Student, Widener University
Member, Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware Chapter and the Widener University Student Chapter of NACE

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