Vince DeFinis Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

April 15, 2018

Awarded By

National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

Award Amount

Two Vince DeFinis Scholarship Award recipients will receive $5,000 and $10,000 annually, non-renewable. The award will be distributed in two payments. The Foundation Scholarship Award recipients will receive $2,500 annually, non-renewable. The award will be distributed in two payments. The recipients will also receive complimentary student membership in the NACE. This scholarship will also include a full conference registration for the NACE Conference (Attendance at the NACE Conference is mandatory.) In addition, it includes travel costs ($250 for airfare and three nights hotel stay). The DeFinis scholarship winners will be selected at the conference, from among all Foundation of NACE scholarship winners.


Six total awards offered annually. Two Vince DeFinis Scholarship Awards and four Foundation Scholarship Awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Recipients must attend the conference to receive the award and next year's conference to present the award to the next recipient. Recipients will be appointed as student trustees and must attend board meetings, participate in conference calls and file quarterly progress reports with the foundation board. They must also participate in and assist in developing marketing materials for the NACE Foundation.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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