IFA Educational Foundation Announces new CFE scholarship program



John Reynolds, CFE, President of the IFA Educational Foundation and Shelly Sun, CFE, CEO & Co-Founder of BrightStar Franchising, LLC  announced today the establishment of the CFE Women’s Executive Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is funded through the generous support of BrightStar Franchising, LLC. The stipend will be for $2,500 to be applied toward the tuition for programs offered for ICFE credit. The scholarship will be awarded to a woman franchise executive currently enrolled in the CFE program.  The total amount of the scholarship must be used within a 3-year period.  Amounts not used are returned to the scholarship fund. 

“We are tremendously grateful for the support and leadership demonstrated by Shelly Sun and BrightStar in funding this scholarship opportunity,” said John Reynolds.  Shelly Sun added that “The Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) program was so beneficial in my franchising education and taught me how to do franchising right.  I was struck by the small number of women leaders in franchising and felt it was appropriate as a woman and a CFE to help other women achieve their potential.”

For information about the scholarship visit www.franchise.org/cfe.aspx.