The CFESA Cares Scholarship

CFESA Cares Mission Statement:  
Providing support and resources to inspire and educate those servicing commercial food equipment.

Eligible applicants are invited to compete for a scholarship that will provide students educational scholarships in order to pursue their careers in the commercial food equipment service industry. Up to three scholarships will be awarded for use during 2018-2019 academic calendar. These scholarships should be applied towards tuition fees and education materials. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship all recipients will be awarded with a 30-minute personal coaching session with author and motivational speaker, Bryan Dodge.

 

Do I qualify?

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply
  • Applicants must have obtained or currently working on obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants should be those interested in pursuing technical careers in the commercial food service industry.

 

 

Characteristics:

 

  • Highly motivated
  • Customer Service Driven
  • Forward thinking self starter
  • Desire for learning and growth
  • Displays communication skills
  • Exhibits initiative and leaderships qualities
  • Service oriented through outside activities and interests

 

 

Essay Questions:

Applicants are expected to choose two of the four essay questions to answer. These responses will be used in our selection process.

 

  • If awarded this scholarship, please tell us how this training opportunity would positively affect your career as service technician.

 

  • Customer satisfaction is key to the survival of any food service company in the industry today. Describe a field experience you had where you went above and beyond to satisfy a customer’s needs?

 

  • Teamwork is the key to success in the restaurant industry, describe a situation or project where teamwork was essential, and what you found most rewarding and challenging about that experience.

 

  • Describe a service or charitable activity you have participated in or supported, and how that experience had impacted you and your career goals.

 

 

Applications Deadline:

Applicants can begin submitting applications beginning December 1, 2017. All completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 5, 2018, and received within one week.

 

How do I apply:

Please submit all applications to Linda Riley at lriley@cfesa.com. For more information or questions please contact Heather Price or Linda Riley at (336)-346-4700

 

About CFESA:

The Commercial Food Equipment Services Association is the trade association of professional service and parts distributor. Since 1963, the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) is (has been) the standard for service excellence in the restaurant equipment industry. CFESA is comprised of more than 450+ members world wide comprised of service companies, food equipment manufacturers, and other food service related companies. The vision of CFESA is to be recognized as the standard of excellence for servicing commercial food equipment.

 

 About Bryan Dodge:

A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan Dodge began his career in agricultural sales after graduating from the University of Nebraska. His desire to excel led him to become an avid student of success habits and leadership principles. Bryan Dodge is dedicated to empowering people to be their best. He has delivered thousands of presentations over the past 25+ years, to clients as diverse as Fortune 500 corporations, community organizations, and small family-owned businesses. In every presentation, Bryan gives clients an inspiring, educational and actionable experience. Bryan blends an engaging, energized approach with practical techniques and tools that empower clients to immediately start tapping their full potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Sample Essay Questions:

 

If awarded this scholarship, please tell us how this educational opportunity would positively affect your career as service technician.

 

How would this scholarship contribute to your immediate and long range career plans in the food service industry?

 

What do you think the food service industry will be like in the next ten years? And how do you see your talents fitting into this market?

 

New challenges arise everyday in the food service industry, describe a challenge you have had to overcome? How did this experience change your approach to handling new challenges?

 

Customer satisfaction is key to the survival of any food service company in the industry today. Describe an experience where you went above and beyond to do something for someone else?

 

Teamwork is the key to success in the restaurant industry, describe a situation or project where teamwork was essential, and what you found most rewarding and challenging about that experience.

 

Describe a service or charitable activity you have participated in or supported, and how that experience had impacted you and your career goals.