Applications Now Open for the
2024 ICA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship to
Catersource + The Special Event Conference

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

Application Process: The International Caterers Association (ICA) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2024 Catersource + The Special Event ConferenceThe deadline to apply for a scholarship is Wednesday, December 6, 2023. 

About the Scholarship: ICA offers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarships to the 2024 Catersource + The Special Event Conference from February 12-15, 2024 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. 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, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship application should be completed per company. The scholarship is for conference registration ONLY (value up to $899) and does not include airfare or accommodations.  

Eligibility: A catering company is eligible for the ICA Diversity, Equity and 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, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship
is Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

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

Check out past 2023 and 2022 ICA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship winners.
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • If I applied for an ICAEF Scholarship, can I also apply to the ICA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship? Yes, you certainly can.
  • If I won an ICA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship in the past, can I apply again this year? Yes, apply again. 
  • If I win an ICAEF Scholarship this year and the ICA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship, what do I do? You would accept the ICAEF scholarship and award the ICA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship to someone else at your company. It is the owner's decision who the ICA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion scholarship goes to.