NCSA Awards Five $2,500 Scholarships

Press Release October 1, 2019
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Tampa, FL — Continuing its mission to support the educational endeavors of its members’ children and grandchildren, the NCSA awarded five $2,500 scholarships during its Annual General Meeting and Candy Hall of Fame Induction weekend, October 18 to 20, 2019, in Tampa, FL.

The 2019 recipients are: Brittany Doyle, daughter of Barbara Doyle, of Premier Sales & Marketing; Harrison Potts, son of Blommer Chocolate’s Rose Potts; Jenny Charles, daughter of Kim Charles, of Just Born, Inc.; Basil “Beau” Atkinson, son of Candy Hall of Famer Eric Atkinson, of Atkinson Candy, and grandson to Dr. Basil Atkinson, a 2011 Candy Hall of Fame inductee; and Camryn Hulvat, granddaughter of 1991 Candy Hall of Fame inductee Robert J. Hulvat. See attached PDF for bios on this year’s scholarship winners.

During the past 13 years more than $185,000 in grants have been awarded, according to the NCSA.

“The NCSA Scholarship Program, which has been in place longer than any of us can recall, recognizes students demonstrating a pursuit of a higher level of education, whether attending college, vocational or technical programs,” said John Bonnet, NCSA Scholarship Committee chairman during the event.

Along with refreshed branding and other enhancements to this year’s event, NCSA President Mark Lozano announced the Association is restructuring its scholarship program.

“While the Association will continue to support the educational pursuits of its members’ families, the initiative will now also be used to fund internships and continuing education programs within the confectionery industry,” Lozano explained.

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The NCSA, formed in 1899, is built on a foundation of Peer Recognition, Fellowship, Mentoring and Education, as a means of furthering the positive growth and acceptance of confectionery products. The Association established the Candy Hall of Fame in 1971 to recognize the lifetime career achievements of individuals in the confectionery industry. Induction is based on dedication to the overall betterment of the industry and the category.