Timothy S Y Lam Foundation

Scholarships

Certified Professional in Catering and Events Scholarships

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) offers the
Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) exam.

CPCE program goals:

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence.
  • Promote professional commitment to excellence.
  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of CPCE.
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified personnel.
  • Enhance the professional image of industry professionals.
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career
     

The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation (TSYLF) has a special arrangement with NACE: Each candidate interested in applying for the CPCE Scholarship should visit www.nace.net/cpce, download the forms needed for the application, and email the completed forms to cpce@nace.net noting that the candidate is applying for this scholarship. NACE will coordinate payment of $100 with the candidate.
Once you receive CPCE application approval, it should be submitted with your CPCE Scholarship application. TSYLF will pay the remaining $445 of the CPCE testing fee upon approval of the scholarship application. If a candidate’s scholarship application is not approved, the candidate will be responsible for the remainder of the CPCE application fee. 

This scholarship is for first time testing only—you cannot apply for retesting or re-certification.
You must be at least 21 years old.  For questions please contact us at info@timothysylam.org

CPCE Scholarship Application
Your completed application must include:

  • Resume
  • 1 page essay  
  • Head shot for online and print promotions
  • Letter of Support
  • Click here to fill out and submit an application.

Application Schedule

Winter
Full applications are due by: February 15
Grant decision meetings are held in the month of: March
Notice of award or declination will be sent on or before: April 1

Spring
Full applications are due by: May 15
Grant decision meetings are held in the month of: June
Notice of award or declination will be sent on or before: July 1

Summer
Full applications are due by: August 15
Grant decision meetings are held in the month of: September
Notice of award or declination will be sent on or before: October1

Fall
Full applications are due by: November 15
Grant decision meetings are held in the month of: December
Notice of award or declination will be sent on or before: January 1

Blind reviews are used to determine scholarships. Your name is removed from your application, assigned a number, and graded by TSYLF's Board of Trustees. Each board member uses a 30 point rubric to grade your resume (4 points), letter of recommendation (4 points) your essay (20 points), and application completeness (2 points) for a total possible score of 90 points. Those with the highest scores will receive scholarship awards each quarter.

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