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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.

Applebee’s/The Rose Group Hospitality Scholarship

Is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation on behalf of Applebee’s/The Rose Group, a long-time partner and supporting group of RAMEF. ($1100 scholarship) Eligibility Criteria: • Maryland resident • Graduating high school senior • Pursuing hospitality related coursework • Minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • Minimum of 150 hours of documented industry experience • Must have some community involvement • Interviews may be required of finalists Complete Sections 1-8 for the Applebee’s/The Rose Group Hospitality Scholarship and complete Essay 5.

IFEC Scholarships for Foodservice Communication Careers

IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students pursuing careers as writers, editors, public relations and marketing communication practitioners and closely related areas within the foodservice industry. EligibilityTo be considered eligible for an award, a student must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution in the U.S. and have an expected graduation date that is after December 31, 2011.The student must show evidence of training, skill and interest in both foodservice and the communication arts. The combination of studies and/or work experience in both the foodservice field and the communication arts is necessary. Applicants should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need. Majors considered applicable in the foodservice area include culinary arts, hotel, restaurant and institutional management, hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related studies. Applicable majors in the communication area include journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related studies.

Ted J. Balestreri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major with preference to individuals from the Monterey county area will be considered first and those from the State of California will be considered second. After candidates meeting that criteria have been considered, applicants from other areas of the United States will be considered. Additionally, employees of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must be pursuing an education and career in hospitality field. Who Can Apply: Preference given to Monterey county-area residents, state of California residents and Monterey Peninsula County Club employees.

Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Student must be a Hawaii resident; of Hawaiian ancestry; enrolled full-time at an accredited university/college in the United States majoring in hotel/lodging management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Up to two students will be awarded scholarships. Deadline for applications is July 1. Written requests for scholarship applications will be accepted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association beginning February 1. Mail requests to HLTA, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1506, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 or download from the website. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Students with the dedication and leadership potential to work toward criteria to be considered for the Clem Judd Jr. Memorial Scholarship: • Must provide proof of Hawaiian ancestry (birth certificate and/or birth certificate of mother, father, grandmother or grandfather). • Must be a resident of Hawaii • Must be a junior or senior attending an accredited university or college and accepted in a hotel management program. • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Joe Filoni Scholarship

Student must be enrolled full-time at Kapiolani Community College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Kapiolani Community College scholarship office at (808) 734-9716 for information.

Stratas Foods Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Preference will be given to ProStart Certificate of Achievement holders that are attending Johnson & Wales University. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Johnson & Wales students who have earned the ProStart Certificate of Achievement.

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

The Foundation recently established a scholarship exclusively for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing hospitality-related undergraduate programs. The program is being funded from scholarship monies set aside from AH&LEF’s last major capital giving fundraising initiative, the New Century Campaign. Preference will be given to any applicant who is a graduate of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s AHLEI Lodging Management Program (LMP), which is a two-year high school hospitality program. Awards: Baccalaureate Majors $2,000 Associate Majors $1,000 Eligibility: • Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 • A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident • Preference will be given to high school graduates of the LMP • If an applicant is not certain which college or university he/she will be attending at the time of application, confirmation of acceptance and enrollment must be forwarded to AH&LEF by July 1

Stephen P. Marra Memorial Scholarship

Stephen P. Marra was a beloved Rhode Island restaurateur and former Chairman of the RI Hospitality Association. The Stephen P. Marra Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Rhode Islander continuing their education toward a career in the foodservice, lodging, or tourism industries. The RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) encourages individuals who are embarking on careers in the hospitality industry in Rhode Island. The RIHEF also promotes further education and training of incumbent workers; adult learners, and youth throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Scholarship will be open to Rhode Islanders who are continuing their higher education toward a career in the foodservice, lodging or tourism industries and attending Johnson & Wales or the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a Rhode Island, undergraduate program pursuing an associate or bachelor degree at a college or university. Applicants are required to submit a statement of their plans as they relate to their educational and career objectives. Applicants are also required to submit an essay. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer. Applicants must maintain good academic standing and make progress towards a degree

$5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Hospitality Media Group

Open to Female Hospitality Management students, only Scholarship criteria*: o Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college o Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program o Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt through college for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in Spring and Fall o Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA o Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management   

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