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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.

Joe Perdue Scholarship

Amount of Award: Since inception, The Club Foundation has awarded more than 150 student scholarships totaling more than $260,000Application Requirements/Description:Candidates must provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed his/her freshman year of college and be enrolled for the full academic year in an accredited four-year institution. In addition, the candidate must have achieved and continue to maintain a grade point average ofat least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

HSF/Winchell's & Yum Yum Donuts Scholarship

Program Description:The Winchell's & Yum Yum Donuts Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors in a 4-year college or university of Hispanic heritage from California. All students welcome to apply with preference given to business-related majors. Awards are in the amount of $3,000.Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage. * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. * Be a FULL-TIME student in a degree seeking program at a four year accredited U.S. institution in California. * Must currently reside or attend school in California with a preference given to students from one of the following locations: Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California. * Preference given to students attending Loyola Marymount University, University of San Diego. * All Majors allowed with preference given to students majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, Advertising, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing or Public Relations. * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

NYSHTA Professional Scholarships

The Hospitality Foundation's Professional Development Scholarship Program offers New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) member employees scholarships for professional development activities. These activities include professional development courses at colleges and universities, and certification courses through the Educational Institute, of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The program provides a scholarship award (50% activity costs up to $1,000) to an employee of a NYSH&TA member property. This will allow employees to improve their knowledge of any subject to support their development in the hospitality industry, while covering a portion of expenses accrued by the employee and employer. As a result, the burden of individual contributions may be lightened, though not necessarily eliminated. Who is Eligible? Employees of NYSH&TA members that have been employed for at least one year at that property are eligible to apply for the professional development scholarship. Applicant Requirements It will be the obligation and the responsibility of the applicant to supply the awards committee information about activities they wish to pursue. Funds will not be available in advance, but will be reimbursed upon receipt of documented expenses.

Eddie Dopkin’s First Course Award, Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation on behalf of the Dopkin Family. Eddie was a longtime restaurant owner, caterer and entrepreneur in Baltimore. He owned Miss Shirley’s and The Classic Catering People as well as many other restaurants. ($5000 scholarship) Only available to current students at Stratford University – Baltimore Campus. Eligibility Requirements: • Maryland resident • Must be a current student at Stratford University – Baltimore Campus to apply for this scholarship Complete Sections 1-8 for the Eddie Dopkin First Course Award, Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and complete Essays 6 and 7.

Ecolab Academic Scholarship Program

Applicants must be enrolled or intend to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours) in a US baccalaureate or associate hospitality degree-granting program for both the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Eligible recipients must be Illinois residents and be attending a school in Illinois. The Chicago Foodservice marketing Club is an organization composed of manufacturers, packers, processors, distributors, brokers, advertising agencies, consultants, and the trade press; all of whom are engaged in servicing the foodservice market. CFMC is a vital and very important part of the industry in the Chicago area, dedicated to education, excellence, and comradeship. The club supports the industry by funding student scholarships through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Students who are IL residents attending an IL school.

NEWH/Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship

NEWH proudly announces the $5,000 NEWH/Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship Award open to students pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design. The chosen scholarship winner will be honored at the Platinum Circle Awards at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc. Requirements for The NEWH/Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship Award 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 award  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA  Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design  See application for additional submittal requirements

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.

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.

APIASF/Darden Restaurants Foundation 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. Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 Submit one letter of recommendation online. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) Enrolling as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the upcoming academic year Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts degree

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