Students from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University and Fairleigh Dickinson University can apply now for a hospitality scholarship to be announced at the Host Awards banquet on May 6.

A volunteer committee of members from the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority CRDA/ACCVA Foundation use a point system to select hospitality and tourism industry students that excel academically.

“The mission of the GACCVA dovetails with the CRDA/ACCVA Foundation’s mission of supporting the area’s hospitality industry and promoting tourism education,” says Larry Sieg, CRDA’s director of marketing.”

Scholarships are supported mainly through an annual Wine Tasting Art Show, which will take place Feb. 4, at the Noyes Arts Garage on Fairmont Ave. and Mississippi Ave. Private donations also support the program.

“Atlantic City provides a great visitor experience,” says Doreen Prinzo, hospitality scholarship committee chairperson. “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.”

Applications are due March 6.

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