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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.

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

Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship

Applicant must be a California resident and meet one of the following categories: Category I: have graduated from a high school in the greater San Francisco Bay area and have been accepted as a full-time student; Category II: attend a college or university full time that operates under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or is approved by GGRASF, have completed at least one semester and be accepted for the next semester, and have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA; Category III: attend a college or university part time that operates under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or is approved by GGRASF, work in the food service or hospitality industry at least 20 hours per week, have completed at least one semester and be accepted for the next semester, and have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Grocery Manufacturer's Food Industry Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must present all of the following information in resume form to the selection committee by February 20. Applicant must be able to attend Scholarship dinner and dance in New Orleans the first Saturday in April.

Kansas I-70 Association Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship

Recipient to be an undergraduate student studying in the FHSU Tourism & Hospitality Program. Preference given to those willing to perform internship projects within the state of Kansas and applying from one of the Kansas I-70 membership communities.

FR-One Scholarship Award

The FR-One Scholarship Award sponsored by the late Harvey Nudelman and Fabricut. This is the eighth consecutive year for the $3,000 scholarship to be given to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design. The scholarship opens in September with a December deadline date. Standard Criteria 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.) Provide the following: Student Essay Transcript Letters of recommendation from Dept. Head, Professors, Advisor Letters of recommendation from industry professionals, employers, etc.

Clark E. DeHaven Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria: The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to a foodservice career. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to an undergraduate degree in a field of study designed to prepare students for careers in foodservice, or related areas (see number 2 below). Awards will be made only to applicants enrolled at institutions that are members of the National Association of Colleges & University Food Services. Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by the Clark E. DeHaven scholarship committee, after review of application material. Academic and employer references, academic standing, commitment to the academic program, and other specified criteria will be considered. Parameters for selection include commitment to careers in foodservice professions, merit, traditional progress toward degrees, character, campus citizenship, campus involvement, volunteer activities, and financial need. Awards may be made to college sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicants enrolled full-time in baccalaureate programs in the next fall term are the primary candidates for the awards. Consideration will be given to applicants with exemplary credentials that are enrolled full-time in a culinary program leading to an associate degree. Scholarships will be awarded only for undergraduate study. Students must submit an application and all required information by the deadline. Award recipients will be notified by phone call or letter no later than June 1. Completed application form with all supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 15 and received within one week. No late applications or parts of the application packet will be accepted. The award is intended to be used during the traditional academic year (fall through spring), and for academic purposes such as tuition, fees, room, board, and/or books. The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship board of trustees reserves the right to determine if an award will be given. Scholarship funds are payable to educational institution(s) and recipient(s). Exceptions to this policy can be made by decision of the trustees based upon individual circumstances. Relatives of the current Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship board of trustees are ineligible. Scholarship recipient selection(s) will be made without regard to race, age, gender, religion, political beliefs, employment status, or any other factor, which could constitute unfair or illegal discrimination. Student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must attend college in the U.S. or Canada during the duration of the scholarship year. Student must be in good standing, have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative overall grade point average at his/her college or university, and be enrolled full-time during the spring semester when application is made and during the following fall semester. Student must submit a transcript from all colleges/universities attended with his/her application. Transcripts must indicate cumulative grade point average. Decisions of the board of trustees are final in all matters related to the above practices.

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

Applicant Qualifications To qualify for a scholarship, you must: • Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30) • Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college or university • Enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time student, taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term. • Major in a culinary, restaurant management or foodservice related program Required Documentation To be considered for a scholarship, your application packet must include the following: 1. Signed copy of application (Typed and fully complete. Electronic signatures are accepted.) 2. Official transcripts for all academic institutions attended. If you are a graduating high school senior, unofficial copies are acceptable, until official copies are released. 3. One essay (250 words minimum) 4. Two signed recommendation forms. The letters must be on company or school letterhead. You may submit one additional recommendation. • One from an employer or industry professional • One from an instructor in the restaurant and or foodservice industry . 5. Photocopied documentation of honors and achievements 6. A copy of your college curriculum (from your college catalog) with the number of credit hours detailed. Please do NOT include the entire catalog. 7. A copy of the letter telling you that you have been accepted at a culinary school, college or university. 8. Verification of work experience. Work experience can include any paid employment, volunteer experiences, community service hours, or kitchen/lab experience as part of your education. You will be judged on the work hours that are verified by the following documents. No other documents will be accepted. • Copies of paycheck stubs. Do not send copies of W-2 forms; • A letter from your employer, supervisor, or teacher verifying your total work hours. It must be on company or school letterhead. Make sure you tell them to include the number of hours you worked. 9. Documentation sent separately from the application must be postmarked by the application date or your application will be disqualified.

Worthy Goal Scholarship Fund

IFSEA Scholarship Grants are for the purpose of assisting deserving individuals to receive food service management or vocational training beyond the high school level. Scholarships totaling almost $100,000 are made available annually through IFSEA. There are local scholarships available through IFSEA Senior branches. This and Membership information can be obtained by either writing or calling IFSEA HQ. In addition, the Worth Goal Scholarship Fund has been established enabling IFSEA to set up a permanent Scholarship program on a long-term, self-supporting basis. The Worthy Goal Fund gives $500 Scholarships.

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

CRAEF Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Note: Any applications which do not meet the following criteria or are not legible will be automatically disqualified. • You must be a US citizen or a permanent resident • You must plan to use the scholarship in a foodservice/hospitality related program at an accredited post-secondary institution/program • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time or substantial part-time student taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term • You must plan to be enrolled for at least two upcoming consecutive semesters • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale • Have industry related work experience of at least six months Please Return: • Your Application, typed or printed clearly, indicating “N/A” (not applicable) when appropriate • An official transcript, from all colleges attended, sent directly to our office • A Resume • Submit 2 letters of recommendation on letterhead (at least one must be from a current or previous employer)

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