According to IACC-Americas President Peter J. Stockmann, “IACC looks to lighten the burden of educational costs for the winner of this award and to further expand knowledge of the conference center concept to all students and academic institutions.”
Stockmann encourages hospitality educators to nominate undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, or post-graduate level students who would be exceptional prospects for this award.
Any outstanding candidate(s)
•Full-time, active student currently pursuing hospitality or related degree in a college or university located in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
• Minimum grade point average of 3.30.
• Can demonstrate interest in pursuing career in conference center industry.
• Previous winners ineligible.
Stockmann noted, “Educators are encouraged to recommend students with conferencing/
The scholarship flyer can be downloaded and posted on a school’s public bulletin board: http://iacconline.org/
IACC requires the following as part of each nomination:
• A letter of recommendation from a qualified faculty member, explaining in sufficient detail the candidate’s worthiness and verifying his/her GPA.
• A personal statement from the candidate, concisely describing his/her interests in the hospitality industry, his/her career goals, and stating why the student feels he/she is worthy of the grant-in-aid.
• A brief essay (approximately 200 words) on the subject “The role that conference centers will play in the future of the meetings industry.”
• The student’s resume.
• Any other information that would pertain to the award decision (e.g., involvement in hospitality related organizations, extra-curricular activities, internships/
A committee consisting of hospitality educators and industry professionals will review the nominations and select the winner. The committee will review nominations beginning the week of January 15, 2013, and the final selection will be made during that week. Following official notification of the award recipient, we will announce the granting of the award to all institutions that nominate a candidate.
In addition to the monetary award, the IACC Conference Center Industry Award recipient will be granted complimentary registration to the 2013 IACC-Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Study Tour, including lodging & meals and transportation expenses. The award will be presented formally during the conference, which runs March 16 – March 22, 2013, at The Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois (north of Chicago). For more information go to: http://events.iacconline.org/
One runner-up will also be offered the conference attendance package (excluding the pre-conference tour) outlined above. “This is an excellent opportunity”