International Franchise Association Opens Two New Scholarships to DECA & Collegiate DECA Members

DECA’s long-time partner, the International Franchise Association (IFA), has opened up two new scholarships to DECA members.

Both are named for franchising giants – Fred DeLuca, founder of Subway, and Lawrence “Doc” Cohen, founder of Great American Cookie.SMC_Fistolera_John

Since these scholarships run through the IFA Foundation, not DECA’s Scholarship Program, and so the submission deadline is October 31, 2016.

Both scholarships are open to DECA’s high school and collegiate members.

Winners of both awards are invited to attend the IFA’s Annual Convention, where scholarship winners will participate in specialized workshops, have the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in franchise entrepreneurship and hear from international opinion leaders at the conference general sessions. This year’s meeting will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Travel and accommodations will be paid for by the IFA.

In addition to the new scholarships, IFA is pleased to announce the opening of their NextGen in Franchising Competition. This competition is open to entrepreneurs 21-35 years old, who have been operating their own business between one one to five years.

NextGen finalists are invited to participate in the NextGen in Franchising Summit at the IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Travel and will be paid for by IFA. Winners will receive a 90-day accelerator program and cash prizes.

We thank the IFA for their ongoing support of DECA, and for these exciting new opportunities! Remember to apply today, as the scholarship deadline is October 31, 2016!

Follow NextGen on Twitter @ifanextgen.

Categories: College, Financial Aid & Scholarships