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Hospitality Management Scholarships

The college major of hospitality management also goes by the name hotel, restaurant and tourism management. In this field you'll learn all about the art and science of hospitality from a number of professional perspectives and dynamics. To succeed at this major, you'll need to be good with people and have strong business and creative skills. Continue reading to find out more about this field and about hospitality management scholarships.

Degree candidates in a hospitality management degree program can expect to enroll in core courses such as management principles, human relations, marketing,  food service operations, hospitality law and ethics, geography of tourism and event planning and management. Along with your core courses, you'll most likely also face one or more internships. Here you will work in a supervised capacity in some segment of the hospitality industry for course credit. This will allow you to get valuable professional experience and also make important industry contacts.

In addition to internships, many programs offer a study-abroad option. This can be an important experience for majors in this field because of the role travel and exotic locations play in the world of hotels, tourism and hospitality. Some programs also offer concentrations for hospitality majors. Examples of these concentrations can include club and restaurant management, hotel management, casino management and service management.

The career outlook for hospitality majors is somewhat mixed. This is an industry that fluctuates as our economy fluctuates. When economic times are tough, people tend to vacation less. Also, the rise of the Internet has effected this industry through technological advancements and Web-based travel planning. Still, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase in career opportunities over the coming decade. Job opportunities should be most plentiful for those willing to relocate and those with a broad familiarity with technology.

Explore the links below to find out more about the possibilities involved with hospitality management scholarships.

David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship

This internship was created for the purpose of encouraging research in the field of tourism. This internship takes place in the Washington Metro area. Candidates must possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and provide transcripts from the last academic term. Must be a resident, citizen or legal alien of the United States or Canada. The candidate must be either an undergraduate or graduate student of tourism in a college, university or proprietary travel school and submit proof of such.

Delaware Restaurant Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who have graduated from the ProStart® program and plan to attend college in the state of Delaware. The Delaware Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Education Foundation provide ProStart® students the opportunity to advance their education. Through post-secondary scholarships students are encouraged to attend colleges and universities who specialize in hospitality and restaurant management programs. With the restaurant industry growing continuously, it is important that ProStart® students have the opportunities to get the education that will provide them with the knowledge and skills to compete for top positions.

NAMA Scholars Program

Background In support of NAMA's goal to be the premier knowledge source for the vending and refreshment services industry, the NAMA Foundation is pleased to launch a scholarship program designed exclusively for senior-level NAMA members and their employees interested in broadening their industry knowledge and leadership skills through NAMA's educational programs. Designed to help emerging leaders to think like the CEO/Owner and to move a company to the next level in the competitive marketplace, EDP will also provide attendees with techniques for growing business revenue, solving complex business problems and enhancing personal leadership skills. Scholarships will cover program registration fees ($3,275 value) and provide a $500 stipend to help cover attendee travel expenses. Eligibility Requirements Applicant must currently hold a position of senior-level manager or higher and preferably have been involved the vending or refreshment services industry for 5 or more years. Must be a full-time employee of a NAMA member company in good standing. Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from his/her manager.

NEWH Las Vegas Chapter Scholarship

Qualifications:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college  Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award  Must have a 3.0 GPA  Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.) Please attach the following:  Student essay, to include: o Background of yourself and your experience o Your goals and objectives after graduation o What prompted you to choose this career o Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation o Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you o If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing  Official Transcript  Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head  Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc. Submit all items by mail to: Karen Licea 4022 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 (P): 702.883.1383 (E): newh.scholarship@newh.org  

Richard Schroeck Hospitality Engineer Scholarship

This scholarship is intended specifically for hourly hospitality engineers and maintenance personnel, as well as their dependents. More specifically for hourly hospitality engineers and maintenance personnel who are employed in lodging establishments which are members in good standing of the California Hotel & Lodging Association. It does so by providing scholarships to those employees or their dependents who have demonstrated a desire to either make engineering/maintenance or the lodging industry a career, and who have applied to or are enrolled in either a two or four year college or program related to facility engineering and/or operating maintenance. (These programs can include courses such as refrigeration or electrical maintenance, for example, and they do not have to be of any minimum length.)All applications must be filled out properly and the correct documentation. All applicants must be a California resident. All scholarships are self-nominated. An interview will be required (either in person or by phone). Must have graduated from high school with a 2.7 or better GPA (based on the four point system). Or industry experience for Richard Schroeck Scholarship . Each scholarship is for one academic year. They may be renewed by re-application. For transfer or university students, the scholarship will be activated after the first completed semester. All scholarships are merit based, however, if two candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference may be given to applicants demonstrating a financial need. Failure to meet all requirements may cause the CH&LA Education Foundation to revoke a scholarship and/or be repaid by the recipient.

American Express Scholarship

•Enrolled full- or part-time.•Actively employed (at least 20 hours per week) at a hotel or lodging property that is a member of AH&LA at the time of application and have a minimum of 12 months’ employment in a hotel. OR•A dependent of an employee who meets the previous requirement and has past employment in some capacity in the hospitality industry.

Department of Management and Marketing Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Management, Marketing, or Tourism and Hospitality Management major with junior standing. 2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0. 3. Awarded on basis of need, when possible.

Scott Vandenberg Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.

Cleo Mansfield Scholarship

Scholarships for students enrolled in the hospitality industry.

Sammy's Scholarship

This scholarship is for anyone attending Cuyahoga Community College or Working at Sammy’s.

Cal Stamenov Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.

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