Special Programs and Scholarships

 

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.

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.

IFAEF SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY THE STEWART AND JANE BAINUM FUND OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The IFA Educational Foundation and the Stewart and Jane Bainum Fund of the Community Foundation have partnered to sponsor this educational scholarship. A competitive $2000 one-time award will be presented annually.  Additionally, the individual selected will be invited to IFA's Annual Convention in February and will receive a travel stipend to attend. To be eligible for this one-time award, applicant must: (1) be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college of university with studies in business, hospitality or franchise management, (2) have sophomore, junior or senior college class standing for the period of the scholarship, and (3) be a U.S. citizen. To access the scholarship application
click here.

IFAEF SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
The IFA Educational Foundation and Choice Hotels International have partnered to sponsor this scholarship award.  A competitive one-time award of $2000 will be presented annually. Additionally, the individual selected will be invited to IFA's Annual Convention in February and will receive a travel stipend to attend. To be eligible for this one-time award, appicant must: (1) be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university with studies in business, hospitality or franchise management, (2) have sophomore, junior or senior college class standing for the period of the scholarship, and (3) be a U.S. citizen. To access the scholarship application,
click here.

IFAEF SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY MARRIOTT FOUNDATION
The IFA Educational Foundation and the Marriott Foundation have partnered to sponsor this scholarship award.  A competitive one-time 
award of $2000 will be presented annually. Additionally, the individual selected will be invited to IFA's Annual Convention in February and will receive a travel stipend to attend. To be eligible for this one-time award, appicant must: (1) be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university with studies in business, hospitality or franchise management, (2) have sophomore, junior or senior college class standing for the period of the scholarship, and (3) be a U.S. citizen. To access the scholarship application, click here.

PROSTART 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.  

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