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2021 NICA Foundation Scholarship Recipients Have Been Selected

The NICA Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 NICA Scholarship Recipients. After a thorough, confidential, and anonymous review of the many applications received, the NICA Foundation is proud to award 17 scholarships this year, for a total of $30,000, to our commendable recipients.

Congratulations to our Recipients:

25th Anniversary Scholarship – Delaney Woods
Coca-Cola CCE Scholarship – Sam Beach
NICA Regional Councils' Scholarship – Kennedy Tutak
NICA Past Presidents' & Directors' Scholarship – Olivia Owens
Fare Foods Visionary Scholarship – Hailey Miller
Norma Jean & Edgar Sivori Visionary Scholarship – Kylie Kastl
Hummel Group Visionary Scholarship – Savannah Grout
Visionary Scholarships – Alissa Rockwell, Jessica Swartz, Carmela Palmieri
Fare Foods Entrepreneurial Scholarship – Gino Palmieri
Entrepreneurial Scholarships – Savannah Bradbury, Summer McDaniel, Callie Pfile
Inspirational Scholarships – Kilakila Parnell, Macey Kenna, Mackenzie Fouts

“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 $30,000 to such deserving students. To fulfill our commitment during this time of COVID will help these students achieve their dreams.” Poole also mentioned that her favorite job is calling the recipient winners. “I enjoy meeting these young people and hearing their stories.”

Thank you to the 2021 Scholarship Program Sponsors: Laura and Ron Porter, Fare Foods; Coca-Cola Refreshments; Phil Teague, Hummel Group; Lawrence Sivori, Sivori Catering; Carmel Dyer-Pittroff, CCE, The Original Australian Battered Potatoes; and Fred Pitroff, Giant Slide. The additional fundraising efforts of the NICA Foundation Board of Trustees, 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 2022 Scholarship Program will be available in early Spring 2022.

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