Special Programs And Scholarships
The CFE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM —This program supports the granting of The Irl Marshall CFE scholarship award of $2,500. The total amount of this scholarship will be applied toward the tuition for programs offered for ICFE credit and must be used within a three-year period. Amounts not used within three years of the time of the award will be forfeited, returning into the general scholarship fund. Click Here to learn more.
GRAY PLANT MOOTY CFE SCHOLARSHIP—This program will support the award of two Certified Franchise Executive scholarships each year in the amount of $2,500 each to be applied toward the tuition for programs offered for ICFE credit and must be used within a three-year period. Amounts not used within three years of the time of the award will be forfeited, returning into the general scholarship fund. Click here for specific criteria requirements.
CFE WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Funded through the generous support of BrightStar Franchising, LLC, this scholarship will be awarded to a woman franchise executive currently enrolled in the Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) program. The stipend of $2,500 will be applied toward the tuition for programs offered for ICFE credit and must be used within a three-year period. Amounts not used within three years of the date of the award will be forfeited, returning to the general scholarship fund. Click here for criteria and application information.
ARTHUR S. KARP RESEARCH AWARD — Each year the Foundation supports academic research through cooperation with the International Society of Franchising. The Arthur Karp family has donated funds to permanently endow the annual award for the best research paper in franchising. In appreciation, the award has been named the Arthur S. Karp Award of the IFA Educational Foundation.
The DOC COHEN FRANCHISING SCHOLARSHIP —This program will support the award of a scholarship in the amount of $4,500, including a $500 travel stipend to the IFA Annual Convention. The award will be coordinated with DECA and the IFA Educational Foundation. Scholarship candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, with a major or primary focus in one or more of these areas of study - business, finance, marketing, food service, hospitality, franchising, or entrepreneurship. Click here for more information.
DECA STUDENT FRANCHISING COMPETITION — Since 1995, the Foundation has sponsored an annual Student Franchising Competition with more than 5,000 DECA high school chapters throughout the U.S. The annual competition is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and 7-Eleven.
The sponsorship includes cash awards and trophies for the students who complete the best Franchising Business Paper or Franchising Project in DECA's annual competition. DECA's mission is to educate young people in marketing, entrepreneurship, and business management. For more information about DECA, visit their website — www.deca.org.
DON DEBOLT FRANCHISING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — The Don DeBolt Franchising Scholarship Program, named in honor of IFA’s past president who served from 1995 to 2004, is being conducted in cooperation with DECA and Delta Epsilon Chi. A scholarship and travel stipend will be awarded each year to the overall winner of the Delta Epsilon Chi Entrepreneurship Academy Competitive, which will take place at the DEX Annual International Career Development Conference.
Overall winners will be recognized at the DECA and Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Conference each year. The Delta Epsilon Chi Scholarship winner will also be recognized at IFA's Annual Convention.
MINORITIES IN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The IFA Educational Foundation and Choice Hotels International have partnered to sponsor the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program. The purpose of the scholars program is to recognize and support minority students who are enrolled in the Hospitality course of studies complete their academic programs by providing scholarship assistance. A competitive award of $2000 will be presented annually. For more information and an application form click here.
FRANCHISE LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD — The International Franchise Association Educational Foundation and DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP have established a Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award. The scholarship program will recognize academic achievement among minority law students and will encourage students to study franchise and distribution law. For application form click here.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's restaurant and foodservice leaders.