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Applications Available for Hospitality Scholarships from CRDA
and Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association
(Atlantic City, NJ, January 16, 2015) – The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s CRDA/ACCVA Foundation and the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) are now taking applications for hospitality scholarships to be awarded in May 2015.
Applications are available at http://accvafoundation.org/foundation-programs/scholarship-programs/application. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2015.
Scholarships will be awarded to students from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AtlanticCapeCommunity College and FairleighDickinsonUniversity. The program acknowledges and rewards academically successful students who have chosen a field of study related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
A volunteer committee of members made up of the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the CRDA/ACCVA Foundation will use a point system to select students within a hospitality curriculum who excel academically and have demonstrated an ability to reach out to others through personal initiatives.
The awards will be publicly announced during the annual Host Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Visit http://accvafoundation.org/foundation-programs/host-awards for details.
According to Larry Sieg, CRDA’s director of marketing, “The mission of the GACCA dovetails with the CRDA/ACCVA Foundation’s mission of supporting the area’s hospitality industry and promoting tourism education. This is a great way to help create a prepared workforce.”
“Atlantic City provides a great visitor experience. As the city redevelops, this program will help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to meet the new demands of the city’s hotels and attractions, and serve the industry with distinction,” said Hospitality Scholarship Committee Chairperson Doreen Prinzo.
The scholarships are supported chiefly through an annual Wine Tasting Art Show, scheduled this year for Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Noyes Arts Garage on Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues in Atlantic City. Visit http://accvafoundation.org/foundation-programs/scholarship-programs/art-show for details and ticket information for the event.
The hospitality scholarships are also supported through private donations. Prospective donors should contact Doreen Prinzo at 609-449-7156 or email@example.com.
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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents statewide, investing over $2.1 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic CityConvention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. CRDA is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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