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.

The Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria • Maryland resident • Applicant must be one of the following:  High school or college student  High school, college or corporate instructor/teacher  Hospitality industry professional • Applicant must be pursuing hospitality-related coursework. • Applicant must have applied to an RAMEF-recognized professional development program in hospitality or enrolled in a RAMEF recognized foodservice/hospitality program. • Interviews may be required for finalists This section is for high school and college students only: • A minimum, cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • A minimum of 400 hours documented industry experience This section is for Instructors/Teachers and Industry applicants only: • A minimum of 1500 hours documented industry experience

Dr. Tom Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must: - be a full-time student at a two or four-year college or university in North America; - be entering his/her junior or senior year of study; - be a strong academic performer and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; - have a degree emphasis in a travel and tourism-related field (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

Hospitality Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must be studying a major that falls under the Hospitality Majors Application Health Care Leaders Scholarship

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EF FCSI Scholarship

To apply for an EF FCSI Scholarship you must meet the following: 1. Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university with hospitality/foodservice as your major. 2. Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point (GPA) on a scale of 4.0. 3. Have completed an internship or have a minimum of 3-years of practical work/education in hospitality industry. 4. Completely and honestly complete the application. 5. Include a cover letter stating your intended use of the award, including a list of extracurricular activities and organizations outside of school and your personal statement of career goals related to hospitality and a short autobiography. Must be no more than two pages in length, typed double space. The completed Application must include: 1. Application completed in full 2. Supporting documents 3. Two recommendations a. Letter of recommendation by a FACULTY Member or INSTRUCTOR b. Letter of recommendation from an EMPLOYER or INDUSTRY SPONSOR 4.Official transcript of grades from the educational institution where you are currently enrolled (if undergraduate must have completed two years of study. Selection Criteria 1. The Board of Directors of the FCSI Division selects scholarship recipients based on scholarship achievements and letters of recommendation. 2. The amount to be awarded will depend on the amount of scholarship funds available and the number of requests received 3. Past recipients are eligible to reapply, however new applicants will be given preference.

APIASF/Hilton Scholarship

Minimum Eligibility Criteria Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 Submit one letter of recommendation online. Preference for the following majors: hospitality, hotel management, business, finance, marketing or international affairs

College of Applied Sciences & Arts Alumni Dean

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Hospitality Management Program Sponsor: College of Applied Sciences & Arts Alumni Award: Annual Criteria: Call 408-924-3197 for more information.

NRAEF Scholarship Program

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) is the leading scholarship provider for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Our goal is to award scholarships to motivated individuals who are committed to furthering their education and succeeding in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Student scholarships start at $2,500 and educators receive $1,750 scholarships.

Marriott Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria:•Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage•Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Be an upcoming freshman or sophomore for the school year•Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the school year in a hospitality management or culinary program.•Plan to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food beverage field.•Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation/American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Eligibility Requirements: Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation partnered with ACF’s Education Foundation to award need-based scholarships to students seeking culinary careers and the pursuit of excellence. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded annually based on fund availability. To be considered by the scholarship committee, an applicant must meet the following criteria: • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. • Be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited, post-secondary school with a major in the culinary/hospitality field, or be an ACFEF-registered apprentice. • Demonstrate some level of foodservice experience or food classes at the secondary school level.

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