Professional Membership Scholarships

TxACOM is proud to award annual scholarships established in the name of our founder, Colleen Rickenbacher, to promote the educational advancement of our members.
Up to (3) $500 scholarships awarded per year.
Scholarships are awarded at our May Luncheon each year.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 6th, 2021


Student Scholarships

TxACOM is proud to award an annual scholarships established in the name of former member, event designer and beloved hospitality teacher, Jim Monroe, CMP, CSEP to promote the educational advancement of our student members.
Up to (2) $500 scholarships awarded per year. Scholarships are awarded at our November Gala each year.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021


S.M.A.R.T. Scholarship

Scholarship for Member Assistance, Relief and Training
TxACOM supports our members and has created a scholarship to assist during tougher times.  .
Up to $500 in support, as needed.
Scholarships are awarded year round and are always confidential.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021.

Previous Colleen Rickenbacher Scholarship Winners

David Granger CSEP, CTEP-WOW VIP Events
Kayla Gill- Top Tier Event Rentals and Staffing
Jen Chappel-Top Tier Event Rentals and Staffing
Kathy Kleiman-Idea Fountain, Inc.
Jordan McCarter-Top Tier Event Rentals and Staffing

Amanda Roberts-Premier Transportation
Dena Eichhorst-G Texas Catering
Crystal Walker-Idea Fountain, Inc.
Holly Potter-Harvey-360 Destination Management 

Don Branzuela- HD Liquid Catering
Tashia Mahan-Idea Fountain Inc.
Tamara Musch- Stockyard Hotel
Leigh Tidwell-AFR Event Furnishings ​​​​​​​

Crystal Walker-Idea Fountain Inc.
Chris Harmon-Harmland Visions . ​​​​​​​

Catlin Hopson - Dallas FanFares
Michelle Garmon - Encore Productions

Scholarships are funded solely by our members and fundraisers.  If you or your organization would like to further the education of active members within the event community, please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund.  We appreciate your support.