Scholarships in Hospitality

R.W. Bob Holden Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a resident of Hawaii, be enrolled full time, and submit a transcript, autobiography, career goals, and recommendation from principal, dean, instructor, or counselor.

Ted Bridges Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue education or training related to hospitality or tourism at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and academic achievement must be demonstrated.

NHLRA Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Last Friday in April

Applicant must be a New Hampshire resident entering the first year of a U.S. hospitality or culinary degree-granting institution.

W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a resident of Texas who is enrolled in any degreed food-service or hospitality program as a full-time student with at least three hours per semester devoted to food-service or hospitality management. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.

Women's Business Alliance Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a female, planning a career in the hospitality industry.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Shoney's Culinary Arts Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in the culinary arts or hospitality programs. Selection is based upon financial need.

NTA Connecticut Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Connecticut who is enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicant will be entering junior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours by the end of this semester or term; or enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university, and will be entering senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Student can be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study. Application, scanned copy of driver's license, as proof of permanent state residency, scanned copy of U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, evaluations, and two letters of recommendation (from academic and professional tourism-related individuals), official transcript, and a scanned two-page original essay are required to be submitted. Required essay question: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA New Jersey Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university in New Jersey, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a New Jersey driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA New York Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of New York, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S., with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a New York driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Ohio Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Ohio, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the Ohio, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a Ohio driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA La Macchia Family Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of the U.S., enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Wisconsin, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA New Horizons - Kathy LeTarte Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Michigan, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited three-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada, with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a U.S. 4.0 scale. Applicants enrolled in a three-year school (for Quebec), will be entering the third year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a Michigan driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss niche markets with an emphasis on student markets. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Rene Campbell - Ruth McKinney Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of North Carolina, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year, three-year, or four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a three-year school (Quebec) will be entering third year in the fall of the calendar year of application. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a North Carolina driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of United States or Canada with a physical or sensory disability (as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act), enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year, three-year, or four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada, with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a three-year school (Quebec) will be entering third year in the fall of the calendar year of application. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. or Canadian passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. or Canadian Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, letter from an accredited physician confirming the student's specific physical or sensory disability, and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry' Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry; or, if graduate level student: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry' Where do you see your future potential in the industry' Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Eric Friedheim Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is a full-time graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a U. S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U. S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topc: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Travel Leaders Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants can be a citizen or permanent resident of citizen or permanent resident of any country and should be a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Canada entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a passport, or Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Canada Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants should be a permanent resident of Canada who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited two-year, three-year, or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada entering final year at a two-year, three-year, or four-year school as an undergraduate, or any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a Canadian passport as proof of citizenship, or Canadian Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student, or graduate level student: Please address one of the following topics: future of international inbound tourism, impact of technology on distribution channels, impact of social media on consumer communications for a destination, challenges to group travel of changing demographics and lifestyles, impact of mass tourism on visited communities, sustainable tourism, niche marketing, culture and heritage tourism, or learning and enrichment travel. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Pat & Jim Host Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a permanent resident of Kentucky, who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States entering sophomore, junior, or senior year as an undergraduate, or any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Undergraduate students will be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed 30, 60, or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Graduate students will be entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a U. S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U. S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, Kentucky driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, official transcript, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry; or, if graduate level student: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NTA Quebec Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the Canada and a permanent resident of Quebec, who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited three-year or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada entering final year as an undergraduate, or any year of graduate study, in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants from a three-year school will have completed 60 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants from a four-year school will have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Graduate students will be entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a Canadian passport as proof of citizenship, or Canadian Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, Quebec driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, official transcript, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student, or graduate level student: Please address one of the following topics: future of international inbound tourism, impact of technology on distribution channels, impact of social media on consumer communications for a destination, challenges to group travel of changing demographics and lifestyles, impact of mass tourism on visited communities, sustainable tourism, niche marketing, culture and heritage tourism, or learning and enrichment travel. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

North Carolina Restaurant Association Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must either be a high school senior, community college student, university student or graduate student pursuing hospitality and tourism. Up to 10 High School Students' Scholarships, up to five Two-Year Program Scholarships, up to five Four-Year Program Scholarships, and up to four Graduate Student Scholarships will be awarded.

NTA Dave Herren Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. entering junior year or senior year at a four-year school in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants from a two-year school will have completed 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants from a four-year school entering junior or senior year will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. A graduate student may be entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, official transcript, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry; or, if graduate level student: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

Achievement Scholarship for Business, Liberal Arts, and Hospitality Management

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1800 (minimum ACT score of 26) and a "B+" average. Applicant must be enrolled in either a business, liberal arts, or hospitality management program and be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, entrepreneurship, or citizenship. Selection will be based upon activities, recommendations, and academic record.

NTA Massachusetts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Massachusetts, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S., with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a Massachusetts driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

Alexander Harris Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S., with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. Application is online.

ASTA American Express Travel Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is a graduating senior by the end of the semester from a U.S. high school that has the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicant must have been accepted at a college or university in the United States or Canada as a first-year, full-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the fall of the calendar year of application. Online application, passport or Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (academic and professional), official transcript, and essay are required to be submitted. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

ASTA Arizona Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada who is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student, enrolled in a travel-and-tourism-related program of study at an accredited two- or four- year college or university in Arizona, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants enrolled at an accredited two-year college, entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university, entering junior or senior year, will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours (respectively) by the end of this semester or term. Online application, passport or Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (academic and professional), official transcript, and essay are required to be submitted. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

ASTA Avis Budget Group Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada who is a full-time or part-time graduate student, entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Canada with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale). Online application, passport or Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (academic and professional), official transcript, and essay are required to be submitted. Essay topic: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

ASTA Northern California Chapter - Richard Epping Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of California, who is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in California with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants from two-year schools will be entering second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants from four-year schools will be entering junior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours by the end of this semester or term; or will be entering senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application and will have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Online application, driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one professional, one academic), an official transcript, and essay are required to be submitted. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.