Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association Teams Up With the Atlantic City Visitors Authority Foundation to Award Scholarships
The Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation (ACCVA Foundation) have created a partnership to create scholarships for education in the hospitality industry and promote the value of that education. The scholarships will be available to students from The Richard Stockton University, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Purpose of Program
To acknowledge and reward academically successful students who have chosen a field of study related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
Scholarships will be granted to students enrolled at selected colleges based on specific criteria.
This award is specifically designed to acknowledge students that excel in academic life, chose the hospitality industry, and who have also demonstrated a unique ability to reach out to others through personal initiatives.
Greater AC Concierge Association and the ACCVA Foundation have similar goals of educating a future workforce in the field of hospitality. The organizations have joined forces to recognize students that achieved academically and are studying hospitality based course study by awarding scholarships in order to:
Recognize academic achievement
Assist in helping students achieve degrees in hospitality related fields
A volunteer committee of members made up of the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the ACCVA Foundation will select the award recipients using a criteria selection form that will use a point system for compliance. Members of the selection committee and their family members will be en-eligible for scholarships. Payment of the awards will be sent directly to the attending college for the purpose of tuition and tuition-related expenses.
Recipients may apply or reapply for the scholarship according to the criteria outlined in the application.
GACCA/ACCVAF will collaborate with committee members and the appropriate college representatives to ensure the integrity of the selection process.
No applicant will be refused due to race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
A Criteria Selection Form that awards points will be used to qualify applicants.
Upon selection of scholarship recipients, GACCA/ACCVAF will prepare appropriate internal and external communication.
GACCA and ACCVAF reserve the right to discontinue this program at its sole discretion.
If the terms of the award are violated the recipient(s) will be stripped of the scholarship and the scholarship will be awarded to the next in line recipient.
Atlantic City provides a great visitor experience; however, the area’s growth over the next several years will require a larger and well-trained workforce,” said Doreen Prinzo, GACCA Committee Chair. “This program will help eligible students gain the knowledge and skills they need to serve the industry with distinction.”
GACCA/ACCVAF Scholarship Committee Members
Josette Katz - Atlantic Cape Community College
Paul Tonacci - Atlantic City Bottle Company
Jamie Winkler - Borgata Casino Hotel
John Battista - Carisbrooke Inn
Doreen Prinzo - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Gail Marrandino - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Joyce Cook - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority