Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Apply for the ESCA Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 15th 2024

The Dennis Hale Memorial Scholarship Program

ESCA (Exhibition Services & Contractors Association) is committed to advancing the exhibition, meeting, and special events industries. By promoting collaboration among all areas of the exhibition industry, ESCA encourages education, information exchange, and the shared professionalism of members and their customers. The ESCA scholarship fund demonstrates our dedication to business integrity, industry leadership, and the education of future leaders.

Each year, the ESCA scholarship fund awards several academic and need-based scholarships to industry members and their families, enabling them to pursue university studies related to the exhibition industry and cultivate the next generation of leaders. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee awards a specific scholarship.

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program

We are excited to announce the launch of the ESCA D&I Scholarship, a special initiative by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of ESCA. In addition to the prestigious Dennis Hale Memorial Scholarships, three exceptional students will be awarded scholarships for their outstanding commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in their university and local communities. These scholarships are open to students sponsored by our esteemed university partners: UNLV, UCF Rosen College, and Delaware State University. If you are pursuing studies in a field related to the exhibition industry and are passionate about making a difference, we invite you to apply. The winners will receive a scholarship of $1,500.00 each and the opportunity to share their experiences and insights at the SEC conference. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your dedication to diversity and inclusion.

Funding and Legacy

ESCA scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of our members and industry partners. We would like to recognize CORT Events for their directed donations to the fund in honor of Dennis Hale.

Dennis Hale served as the Executive Director of CORTâ„¢ Events and dedicated over 12 years to the rental industry. As an ESCA board member, he was devoted to helping the less fortunate in his community. Dennis regularly volunteered at the Las Vegas homeless shelter, spending countless hours planning and preparing meals for those in need. He consistently worked to positively impact those around him. Dennis bravely faced his battle with ALS, which he lost in 2013, displaying the courage, conviction, and grace that characterized his life. This scholarship honors his legacy of service.

Please support our mission to promote education within the exhibition industry by contributing to our scholarship fund. Your generous donations can make a significant difference in nurturing future leaders and furthering the education of deserving students in our community. All donations to the scholarship fund will be allocated exclusively for scholarships, with no administrative fees or costs diminishing your contribution.

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