The IFA Franchise Education & Research Foundation announced today its 2017 scholarship recipients. Each year, the Foundation honors students attending U.S. accredited colleges or universities through several scholarship programs as part of its ongoing commitment to giving back and supporting future generations of entrepreneurs. In addition to financial aid, each of the scholarship recipients received a complimentary registration and travel stipend to attend this year’s International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2017.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and we believe that investing in the next generation is a crucial step in ensuring the franchising industry continues to thrive for decades to come,” said Lawrence “Doc” Cohen, CFE, Chairman of the Foundation. “We are thrilled to recognize this year’s scholarship recipients, each of whom displayed a remarkable passion for business and entrepreneurship. We look forward to welcoming all of these ambitious, hard-working students to this year’s convention and introducing them to the infinite opportunities the franchising community offers.”
In keeping with its commitment to supporting future generations of entrepreneurs, the IFA Franchise Education & Research Foundation also hosts an annual NextGen in Franchising Global Competition, a worldwide program that engages young entrepreneurs ages 21-35 seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.
#IFA2017 will feature more than 50 educational sessions, as well as 300 supplier partners in a cutting-edge Exhibit Hall, offering the latest tools and resources needed to develop a thriving franchise business.
To register, please visit http://IFA2017-GeneralConvention.com.