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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.

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.

NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship

The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship award and is courtesy of FABRICUT CONTRACT. The winning student and sponsor will be honored in Las Vegas at HD Expo (exact date to be determined). This scholarship is released in the fall with a March deadline the following year. The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry. Winning student travel and lodging to awards event provided by NEWH, Inc. Scholarship requirements are:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college  Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA  Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry  Please see application for submittal requirements

Wally & Joni Doolin Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major who participated in the ProStart Program, preference will be given to minority females. Who Can Apply: ProStart Students, minority females

Marcia S. Harris Legacy Fund Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Marcia Harris had a love for life and a love for the foodservice industry that stood out in even the largest crowds. Her passion and dedication to promoting, protecting and improving the foodservice industry is what drove her day in and day out. Applicants should also posses the qualities of passion, dedication and have a strong desire to improve the foodservice industry through the personal pursuit of professionalism. I. Applicants must be a Maryland resident AND one of the following: 1. High School Senior 2. College Student 3. High School or Post Secondary Instructor who teaches culinary arts or hospitality management courses II. Applicants must also be pursuing or teaching culinary arts or hospitality related coursework. III. Interviews will be required for student finalists

Imagine America High School Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!

NEWH New York 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.) Additional requirements must be included with your application:  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 mail: JACLO c/o Morgan Brodey 129 Dermody St. Cranford, NJ 07016 morgan.brodey@jaclo.com

Co-Branded Scholarship for High School Seniors

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a qualified graduating high school senior in the state of Maryland. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien to be eligible for this scholarship. The RAMEF/NRAEF administers an equal opportunity scholarship program.

CT Hospitality Educational Foundation Scholarship

Requirements for scholarship recipients include: 1. Be a student who has been accepted into an accredited culinary school, college or university. 2. Retain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent.) for high school. 3. Retain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent.) for a continuing student. Consideration will be given to the following: 1. Pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts or Culinary Management 2. Participation in the ProStart Program 3. Financial need/ have had no other scholarships awarded 4. Prior academic achievement 5. Participation in extra-curricular activities 6. Employment while attending school

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, as verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC); Be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources; Be a college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application; Demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF).

Icon of Industry Scholarship

Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 6 affiliated areas, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $3,00,000.00+ USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria: Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 5 Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the area(s) of hospitality determined by our ICON (criteria changes annually) Must have participated in an internship program or similar position An eligible school is defined as one that is fully accredited and will hold the scholarship moneys in trust for the student to draw down upon on an “as needed” basis without any service charges. Opens in May with deadline to apply in mid-September. Winner $5,000 scholarship award given at Gold Key Ceremony in New York in November. Honorable mention $3,5000 scholarship award given at HD Expo in Las Vegas the following May. Student travel and lodging paid by NEWH, Inc. winning student must attend award event and have eligible debt at time of award.

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