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NAMA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarships for 2018 Executive Development Program

CHICAGO – May 30, 2018 – The NAMA Foundation announced that applications are being accepted for scholarships to attend NAMA’s Executive Development Program (EDP) October 21-25, 2018 at Michigan State University.

Each year, the Foundation awards four scholarships to EDP. In collaboration with NAMA’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), one of the four scholarships will be awarded exclusively to an ELN member.

EDP is designed for aspiring leaders in all aspects of convenience services. The intensive 5-day course will help attendees think like a CEO and move their careers to the next level. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the industry as well as tools for improving their leadership skills and advancing their careers.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be an aspiring leader and have been involved in the convenience services industry for 5 or more years.
  • Applicant must be a full-time employee of a NAMA member company in good standing.
  •  Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from his/her manager.

As part of the scholarship, awardees are provided with 100% of the registration cost and a travel reimbursement up to $500. Please visit to learn more and to apply for the scholarship. The application deadline is August 1, 2018.

The NAMA Scholars program is funded annually through voluntary contributions made to the NAMA Foundation. For more information about the NAMA Foundation or to make a donation, please visit

NAMA represents the $34.9 billion U.S. Convenience Services Industry. By providing advocacy, education, and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s over 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing, and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school, and play.

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