Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why was this fund created?
A. The fund was created in the memory of three individuals who dedicated their
lives to the
continued success and growth of the confectionery industry. Allen Allured and
Prudence & Earl Allured, felt that strong education programs, widely available, help to
vibrant and everlasting industry.
Q. What is the value of the grant and how many will there be each year?
A. Each grant will be for $500.00. The number of grants will depend on the
interest income from
the donations to the fund.
Q. Which events are qualified for this grant?
A. Qualified events are sponsored by one of these organizations: American
Candy Technologists (AACT), Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), National
Confectioners Association (NCA), PMCA (An International Organization of
Retail Confectioners International (RCI).
Examples of qualified events include the AACT Annual Technical Seminar, the
spring and fall
FCIA sessions, NCA webinars and educational events, PMCA Production Conference,
Short Courses. This list is representative, not exhaustive.
Q. I don’t belong to any of the listed organizations, am I still eligible?
A. It is not necessary to be a member of any of these organizations. The listed
provide educational events that are qualified for this grant.
Q. I don’t have a company affiliation, am I still eligible?
A. These grants are available to people currently working within the
confectionery industry as
well as people who have a strongly demonstrated interest in working in the
Q. Is this grant available only to United States citizens?
A. The grant is available to anyone residing in the United States.
Q. Is this grant available for attending events outside the United States?
A. The grant is only available for events that take place in the United States.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. There will be monthly deadlines. For 2016 they will be January 15, February
12, March 18,
April 15, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 14,
November 18 and
Q. When and how will the grants be made?
A. The grants will be determined shortly after each deadline. The checks will be
issued by the
Confectionery Foundation to each awardee.
Q. I am interested in contributing to the fund, how would I go about making a
A. Donations are gladly accepted; Al, Prudence and Earl would be honored.
Donations should be made out to: OACF — Allured Fund
Donations should be mailed to:
c/o MC Publishing Co.
711 W Water St
Princeton, WI 54968
All donations are tax-deductible.
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