The Foundation of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE, www.nace.net), the nation’s oldest and largest professional association dedicated to all aspects of the catering industry, once again seeks candidates for the Vince DeFinis scholarship, a $15,000 grant that will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree and career in catering and event design. The 2009 Vince DeFinis Scholarship is a grant of $15,000, which will be awarded to a student selected by the Foundation of NACE. The money will be distributed in July 2009 at the NACE annual convention, Experience! 2009, in Charlotte, N.C. The money will be distributed in two disbursements, upon presentation of enrollment documents and the maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. The recipient will also receive complimentary student membership in the National Association of Catering Executives. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits or more) in an accredited hospitality, culinary, or related program. Students who have not yet completed 60 credits are not eligible. Judging will be based on an essay and two letters of reference, which must be included in the application. All applications must be submitted by May 18, 2009.
Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship may find more information at:http://www.nace.net/galleries/default-file/Vince%20DeFinis%20Scholarship%20Application.doc%202009.pdf.