NICA Scholarship Program

In 2018, NICA awarded $25,000 in scholarships (up from 2017’s $17,000). We have strengthened the scholarship program with the addition of the Gene O’Brien, CCE Vocational School Scholarship last year and the Scholarship Program will continue to award one scholarship with a donation from Coca-Cola in honor of CCE-designated NICA Members. In addition, this year we added an extra $4,000 scholarship in celebration of NICA's 25 year anniversary. The remaining scholarships will be provided using donations from fundraising and the NICA Membership.

Who can apply?

  • Any NICA member in good standing for three years (including the current year)
  • Child of a new/current member
  • Grandchild of a new/current member
  • Employee of a new/current member for six months

What scholarships are available? 

  • 1 25th Anniversary Scholarship at $4,000
  • 1 Coca-Cola CCE Scholarship at $3,000
  • 2 Gene O’Brien, CCE Vocational Scholarships at $2,000 each
  • 8 NICA Academic Scholarships: 4 at $2,000 each and 6 at $1,000 each

When is the deadline? 

The deadline was extended this year to May 31, 2018, but submissions are now closed. Applicants will be contacted with results in the coming months. Winners were announced in the July/August 2018 issue of NICA News.

Where is the 2019 Scholarship Application? 

At this time, the scholarship application is being updated for the new year and is not available.

If you would like to sign up for the wait list for 2019's Scholarship Program, send an email to or call (813) 438-8926. You will be notified as soon as the application is made public to the membership.