Scholarships

Foundation of NACE Scholarships

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

$10,000 in funding this year has been invested into The Foundation of NACE’s scholarships. For more details, check out the 2020 Annual Report here.

Contact

Questions? Contact foundation@nace.net.

Meet Our 2021 Scholarship Winners!

Vince DeFinis Scholarship


Alexis Clark

Student, University of Houston.
Alexis is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from the Conrad N Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis on Sales.
Houston Chapter of NACE Member

“With this scholarship, I am able to maximize my opportunities with NACE and become the best professional I can be.”

Foundation of NACE Scholarship

Tara West
Experience Bold, 2011 Graduate of Mars Hill University
Tara is a professional aiming to use her scholarship for the Experience conference.
Charlotte Chapter of NACE Member

“NACE has been an important part of my life for many years.  This scholarship will provide me with educational and networking opportunities that I may not have been able to be a part of being a new entrepreneur.” 

Foundation of NACE Scholarship


Olivia Betka

Student, University of Houston
Olivia is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from the Conrad N Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis on Event Management.
Houston Chapter of NACE Member

“I love being a part of NACE and this scholarship will allow me to become even more involved through Experience, local chapter meetings, and the mentorship program. Thank you so much to the Foundation of NACE for awarding me this scholarship. I look forward to continuing my professional development with this amazing organization and finishing my senior year of college strong.”

Meet Our 2020 Scholarship Winners!

Vince DeFinis Scholarship


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

“The scholarship allows me to attend to my studies, continue to work part-time, and volunteer while making a difference for students and my career.”

Foundation of NACE Scholarship

Bailey Michaels
Student, Northern Arizona University
Member, NACE Phoenix Chapter and the Northern Arizona University Student Chapter of NACE

“I’m confident that NACE will continuously aid in building my leadership qualities and remain an important aspect of my life.”

Foundation of NACE Scholarship

Gabrielle Mourino
Senior Account Manager, The Imprint Group
Member, NACE Orlando Chapter

“Without the Foundation’s support I wouldn’t haven been able to sit for the exam this year and continue working towards my professional goals.”

2019 Scholarship Winners

Vince DeFinis Scholarship

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

Foundation of NACE Scholarship

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

Foundation of NACE Scholarship

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

View more past winners here.

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