The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education provides grants to those people who would like to attend an educational event in the U.S. confectionery industry, but are unable to attend due to financial hardships. The fund was created in the memory of three individuals that each dedicated their lives to the continued success and growth of the confectionery industry. Allen Allured and his parents, Prudence & Earl Allured, felt that strong education programs, widely available, help to ensure a vibrant and everlasting industry.

 The lack of formal confectionery training opportunities at educational institutions in the United States has meant that confectioners must provide their own training to their own staff and their colleagues. The success of one candy maker satisfying one customer has always had the impact of improving all candymakers. The Allured family has fostered this approach through their own publications and by their involvement and support of all industry organizations for 4 generations.

 Grants of $500 will be awarded to attend an educational function sponsored by the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT), the PMCA, the Retail Confectioners International (RCI), the National Confectioners Association (NCA) or the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA). Grants are open to any individual residing in the USA. Grants can not be awarded to any family member that is supported financially by the Allured family or the board members of the Confectionery Foundation or the Allured Fund Committee.


The Fund does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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Amy Allured, email:; phone: 720 645 1112