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2020 NICA Foundation Scholarship Program

2020 NICA Foundation Scholarship Recipients Have Been Selected

The NICA Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 NICA Scholarship recipients. This is an exciting time of year for the NICA Foundation. With the financial challenges that many of our students and their families are facing right now, we are honored to award life-changing funds to so many deserving students. Because of the overwhelming support from our donors in 2020, we were able to not only meet our goal of awarding $30,500, but exceed our goal and award $33,500 to our commendable recipients.

After a confidential and anonymous review of the over 30 applications received, the NICA Foundation is proud to award 18 scholarships.

Congratulations to our Recipients:

The 25th Anniversary Scholarship – Samuel Beach
Coca-Cola Refreshments Scholarship – Grace Owens
NICA Regional Councils Scholarship – Carmela Palmieri
NICA Leadership Scholarship – Emily Chambers
Norman Jean & Edgar Sivori Scholarship – Ashton Giordano
Visionary Scholarship – Colin Glushakow, Macey Kenna, Callie Pfile, and Delaney Woods
Membership Scholarship – Savannah Grout, Elizabeth Henry, Shelby Mogge, Abigail O’Brien, Olivia Owens, Sarah Riley, and Kaitlyn Zell
Gene O’Brien Vocational Scholarship – Don Jones and Tyler Mitchell

“We are confident that our scholarship recipients and applicants will do great things with their education in our industry and/or on their own individual path,” NICA Foundation President Audrey Poole said. “We are so honored to award $33,500 to such deserving students. To fulfill our commitment during this time of COVID will help these students achieve their dreams.”

This Scholarship Program would not be possible without the generous donations of so many of our supporters. Thank you to the 2020 Scholarship Program Sponsors: Coca-Cola Refreshments; Tina Hollis, FiServ; Cameron Murray, Chester’s Gator’s and Tators; Rey O’Day, Wings of Fame Productions; Carmel Dyer-Pittroff, CCE, The Original Australian Battered Potatoes; Fred Pitroff, Giant Slide, Inc.; Laura and Ron Porter, Fare Foods; Kathleen Ross, CCE, Ross Concessions; Jeff Ross, CCE, Ross Concessions; Lawrence Sivori, Sivori Catering; Ronald Smith, R.E. Smith; Whirley-Drinkworks! The additional fundraising efforts of the NICA Super Bowl Pool Participants, the NICA Past Presidents and Board of Directors, the NICA Regional Councils and the NICA Membership help to ensure this program truly makes a difference in the lives of our young people.

To learn more and help support The NICA Foundation Scholarship Program, please visit

Applications for the 2021 Scholarship Program will be available in early Spring 2021.

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