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2022 First Timer's Convention Scholarship


Have you always wanted to attend a NICA Convention but just haven’t committed to it? Whether it be because of expense, timing, or any other reason, the NICA Foundation is here to help get you there! After a year filled with many challenges, it is with much excitement that we announce a renewed Scholarship Opportunity for NICA Members to attend a NICA Convention in 2022.

Jan Gary, CCE, West Council, and Karen Gary, Leap of Faith Adventures, Inc. DBA JK Dots were the first recipients of the program in 2020, and wrote about their experiences in the NICA News following the convention: “Thank you for the opportunity to attend the NICA Business Expo. It was relaxing yet invigorating, educational yet not overwhelming. We enjoyed the smaller more friendly venue and opportunities to meet and share with Concessionaires from other parts of the country. The Food Show was delicious, plus we saw new ideas and products. The First Timer’s Scholarships definitely made it affordable at a time of year when we are watching the budget closely. We are oh so glad we applied and were accepted. It was a wonderful gift and a blessing to be in Tampa and meet new friends with the same focus and dedication to Fairs.”

How does it work? Up to three current NICA Members will receive $500 each towards travel expenses.

The application process has now passed; we are currently evaluating those who applied by December 15th. We thank those who applied and we will be in touch soon with those applicants who qualified.

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