Congratulations to the 2024 Marriott Foundation ICDC Travel Scholarship Recipients

Mar 29, 2024

Through a generous contribution from the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation, DECA is pleased to provide travel scholarships to high school DECA members to participate in the 2024 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, CA.

Winners applied for scholarships based on their qualifying to compete in a hospitality event at ICDC and need for financial assistance.  

The following is a complete list of the winners:

  • Victoria Meeks, Clarke County High School, AL
  • Byron Rembert, Pleasant Grove High School, AL
  • Elias Goss, Denver East High School, CO
  • Elijah Goss, Denver East High School, CO
  • Pranav Jambulingam, Florida Atlantic University High School, FL
  • Alexa Vateva, Elmwood Park High School, IL
  • Minh Dang, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, LA
  • Ruby Allen, Cass Career Center, MO
  • Ella Daily, Millard South High School, NE
  • Caitlin Eng, Verona High School, NJ
  • Julia Arriaga, Akron North High School, OH
  • Brock Toomey, Viewmont High School, UT
  • Randall Gunter, Lee County Career & Technical Center, VA
  • Joshua Hartlep, Appleton West High School, WI
  • Kaelin Williams, Nitro High School, WV

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients and best of luck to the DECA members participating at ICDC!

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation was established in 1965 with the purpose of giving back to the community. In 1985, shortly after the passing of J. Willard Marriott, Sr., the Foundation began actively making grants, led by Alice Sheets Marriott. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting exceptional nonprofit organizations that provide civic and human services, foster educational achievement, expand opportunities for youth and adults, develop the next generation of hospitality leaders and lead innovation in health and medicine. The Marriott Foundation is guided by a board of Marriott family members and a small, professional staff, working together to carry on the values and legacy of J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.


Whitney Milbourne
Partnership and Volunteer Specialist

Whitney Milbourne is DECA's partnership and volunteer specialist. In this role, she manages a portfolio of corporate and association partners to enhance their engagement at all levels within DECA. She also leads our volunteer recruitment and engagement efforts for both virtual and in-person conferences and events.

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