The Timothy S.Y.Lam Foundation Grants Additional Scholarships to Catering and Event Professionals pursuing CPCE Certification

May 17, 2020, Columbia, MD – The Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation (TSYLF) announced that it will grant an additional four scholarships to NACE members wishing to sit for the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) exam. To date, the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation (TSYLF) has granted ten (10) CPCE scholarships to members of the NACE community.

“We value the commitment and professionalism that a certification brings to not just an individual but to the entire profession.  We are proud to sponsor these Certified professionals in Catering and Events (CPCE) Scholarships for NACE National and hope this might alleviate any additional financial burdens that might otherwise prohibit someone from sitting for the exam during these challenging times.” – Ellen Lam, Timothy S Y Lam Foundation President

The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) is a nationally recognized program and the mark of excellence for catering and event professionals.  “While our industry continues to face some uncertainty, we are inspired by the generosity of the TSYLF to help our members achieve professional and personal growth, especially during challenging times.” Anne Harper, CAE, Director of Programs and Operations.

To learn more about the CPCE eligibility requirements visit Qualified applications for the TSYLF scholarships may apply online for the next round by August 15 at

The National Association for Catering and Events represents caterers, event planners and event professionals. Our members are a passionate and vibrant community of innovators, organizers, and creators who look to us for resources and networks that help them thrive. Our services include education and certification programs, conferences and events, awards, career services, and programs that support our vital chapter network. Learn more at

The mission of TSYLF is to support research, education, and training within the hospitality industry by bestowing scholarships and grants to those seeking careers or advancement in the hospitality industry; funding education programs that promote the hospitality industry; and awarding research grants to those interested in blending academia with practical industry know-how. For more information, visit


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