Applications Now Open for the 2023 ICA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship to Catersource + The Special Event Conference

ICA Diversity & Inclusion Statement: ICA promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion where all are respected, accepted, and safe.

Application Process: The International Caterers Association (ICA) Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2023 Catersource + The Special Event ConferenceThe deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, January 5, 2023. 

About the Scholarship: ICA offers Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to the 2023 Catersource + The Special Event Conference from March 27-30, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. One conference registration will be given out to each scholarship member company who wins. The member company can decide who they would like to give the registration to at their company. Only one Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship application should be completed per company. The scholarship is for conference registration ONLY (value up to $835) and does not include airfare or accommodations.  

Eligibility: A catering company is eligible for the ICA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship if they have been a member of the ICA for over one year and 50% of their upper management qualifies as diverse. Upper management includes principals, C-suite managers, senior managers, and directors.

What qualifies as diverse?

Catering companies with 50% of upper management from groups underrepresented in the ICA:

  • African American
  • Asian / Pacific Islander
  • American Indian
  • Latino(o/a)/Latinx
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Woman owned business

Requirements and Policies:

  • Catering company candidates must be from groups underrepresented in the ICA.
  • Candidates must be catering companies and members of the ICA for at least one year.

The deadline to apply for an ICA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
is Monday, January 5, 2023.

Scholarship winners will be notified in an email
by January 13, 2023.