Scholarships in Hospitality

ASTA Joseph R. Stone Scholarship

Award: $2,500, 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 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, and entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, who can demonstrate a clear focus on and commitment to the tourism-subject area. Online application, passport 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 Pacific Northwest Chapter - William Hunt Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington, who is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at a two-, three-, or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants enrolled at accredited two-year colleges, need to 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 at accredited three-year schools (Quebec) need to be entering third year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed 60 credit hours at the end of the semester or term. Applicants at accredited four-year colleges or universities, need to 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 need to 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 residency, passport as proof of citizenship, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (from academic and professional tourism- or hospitality-related individuals), official transcript, resume, 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.

Vince DeFinish Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 5

Applicant must be an undergraduate student who is currently enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits or more) in an accredited hospitality, culinary, or related program. Completion of 60 credits is required in order to be eligible. Selection will be based upon an essay and two letters of reference. Recipient will receive a complimentary student membership in the National Association of Catering Executives.

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming semester, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Preference given to high school graduates of the Lodging Management Program (LMP).

AH&LEF Graduate Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 12

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who has an undergraduate degree in hospitality, four years employment in the lodging industry after graduating, or is enrolled in a graduate hospitality management program. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior enrolled in a two- or four-year program related to business management with a preference to the hospitality and restaurant management field.

Pizza Pub Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who will pursue a program of study in culinary arts, hospitality or tourism.

Shirley A.Preissel and Debbie A. Dobyns Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who will pursue a two- or four-year program related to the hospitality field.

Alberta Brannon Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior who will enroll in the hospitality and tourism program at MetroTech Technology Center. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Darlene Charron Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1 (admitted deadline); February 15 (scholarship application deadline)

Applicant must be a sophomore student who is majoring in hospitality and has completed an internship. Minimum 2.0 GPA required.

Richard N. Rossi '62 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be enrolled in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration Department. Preference given to the applicant who has worked in UMass Food Services.

Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a US-based college or university, majoring in a field of tourism, sustainable development, or sustainable tourism. Minimum 2.8 GPA required.

Timothy S Y Lam Foundation Education Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: November 15; May 15

Applicant must be an undergraduate, master's, or doctoral student over the age of 21 who is majoring in a hospitality-related course (ie. hotel management, concierge, conference management/event planning, catering, hospitality leadership/supervision, hospitality human resources, and wedding coordination/design).

The Ryan Wells Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a Pinellas County student who has completed at least three semesters of culinary courses and will be pursuing a Culinary Arts or Hospitality degree from a college, university, or vocational-technical school. Minimum 2.5 GPA, essay, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations required.

Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 16

Applicant must a graduating high school senior, high school graduate, or current college/university student in Orange County between the ages of 17 and 30 who is pursuing a career in the field of restaurant or hotel management. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Doc Cohen Franchising Scholarship

Award: $4,500, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a college student majoring in business, entrepreneurship, finance, food service, franchising, hospitality, or marketing. Essay and two reference letters required.

Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 16

Applicant must be a college junior, senior, or post graduate who is studying communications, health care administration, journalism, or marketing. Must be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County.

Hungry to Lead Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a U.S. resident who is enrolled in a foodservice or hospitality program at a college or university. Minimum 2.5 GPA, 1300 SAT, or 18 ACT score required. Transcripts, short answer/essay questions, and one letter of recommendation also required.

Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or college student enrolled at a Hospitality or Culinary college program in Florida. Must reside in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, or St. John's county in Florida. Minimum 2.75 GPA, transcript, resume, and two letters of recommendation required. Preference will be given to employees at a NFHLA property or allied member business.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Award: $7,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicants must be women of any age pursuing a business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential. Applicants must also have an outstanding academic record in their college career, and they must show intent to complete a business program.

Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: August 31

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a resident of Hawaii, be able to prove Hawaiian ancestry and be a junior or senior enrolled full-time at a U.S. university or college.

Harvey and Laura Alpert Scholarship Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicants must be hospitality management students who have completed at least 32 credits in their degree program. They must have a family member who is a member of the International Flight Services Association (IFSA). Selection is based on academic achievement and stated career goals.

Richard B. Combs Hospitality Scholarship Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicants must be Connecticut residents. They must be a senior at a Connecticut high school (public or private), a high school graduate who has not yet begun a college curriculum or an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university or college. Selection is based on academic merit and proven interest in the hospitality industry.

Walter Schoenknecht Tourism and Travel Scholarship Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 23

Applicants must be Connecticut residents. They must be enrolled in a degree program in hospitality, travel or tourism at an accredited college or university. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Russ Casey/Maine Restaurant Associates Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicants must be Maine residents. They must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a degree program relating to hospitality, restaurant management, hotel management or culinary arts. Preference will be given to students who are attending school in Maine. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Sleep Inn - Austin Northeast Hospitality Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors at a Texas-based high school or a college student currently enrolled at a Texas-based college. Students should be pursuing a degree in the field of Hospitality or Restaurant Management and have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants will submit a 500-word essay on "My Greatest Hospitality Moment".