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Travel & Tourism Scholarships

Here are some of the Travel & Tourism scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

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

NCRLA Colleges / Universities / Culinary Students in Four-Year or Graduate Programs

Eligibility: * Applicants must be students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college, university, or culinary program in NC. * Applicants must be pursing a degree in culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism. * Applicants who have already earned an undergraduate degree from a four-year hospitality or culinary arts degree program in NC and who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in a full-time graduate course of study pursuing a graduate degree in a hospitality related field or a MBA in NC for the entire academic year may apply. * Applicants must be permanent NC residents. * Up to seven awards are available. * Awards are $1,500 each. * Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Pouhana Hokele Scholarship

Student must be of Hawaiian ancestry and majoring in travel industry management. This award is renewable for up to four years. This scholarship is a partnership between the Hawai’i Hotel Industry Foundation and the Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation of the Kamehameaha Schools. For information and an application, see www.pauahi.org.

IRA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicant Qualifications To qualify for a scholarship, you must:  Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois  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 hard copy of application (typed and fully complete). You may type into the application if your form shows blue boxes that you can type your text into. If not, the document must be printed and then typed. 2. Official transcripts: o Graduating high school seniors: unofficial copies are acceptable, until official copies are released. o Current college students: transcript must be sent for all academic institutions attended. 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 must be included. 5. Photocopied documentation of honors and achievements 6. A copy of the acceptance letter from a culinary school, college or university. 7. 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. The number of work hours must be include. 8. Documentation sent separately (such as transcripts, references) from the application must be postmarked by the application deadline or your application will be disqualified.

Hospitality/Hotel/Tourism Scholarship

Areas of Studies: Accommodation & Marketing, Golf Club Management and Operations, Hospitality Administration, Hospitality & Hotel Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Management Hotel and Food Administration, Hotel and Resort Management, Hotel & Resort & Restaurant Management, Resort Operations, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management – Catering ProgramWho Can Apply * College students in the 1st year of a minimum two-year diploma program * University students in their first or second year of a degree program. This applies to universities whose above mentioned areas of studies start in their first year of a degree program (where scholarship is applicable). * University students in the third year of a degree program. This applies to universities whose above mentioned areas of studies start in third year, not in the first year of a degree program (where scholarship is applicable) * University students in the first-year of a 2+2 program (first 2 years completed in a community college) * Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents NOTE: Please see the areas of studies for each of the above mentioned scholarships.How to ApplyComplete the application form legibly and submit to the Awards Officer or your professor along with the following documents. Missing answers or incomplete documents may be grounds for elimination. * Completed and signed application form (we discourage the use of pencil to fill in the form and would encourage typewritten submission) * Resumé * OFFICIAL Transcripts of Records – most current transcript (web grades, photocopy, emailed nor faxed transcripts are NOT accepted) * Letter/s of recommendation from a current faculty member and/or school administrator has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email address * Letter/s of recommendation from past or present employers has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email addressCriteriaApplications are to be judged on the following criteria. Points assigned to each of the criteria (from a total of 100 points) are as follows: * Work experience (25): based on quality and length of work experience with extra points for foodservice, hospitality, and culinary-related experience and for increased levels of responsibility * Scholarship record (20): based on grade point average * Leadership and ability to get along with others (25): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions. * Professional promise (20): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions * Discretionary points (10): given to the discretion of each judge and based amongst other things on quality of application (neatness, imagination and effort put into the presentation).

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.

Healy Scholarship

Must possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and provide transcripts from the last academic term OR if the applicant is re-entering school after time spend in the work force, submit a cover letter explaining why he/she is returning to school. Must be a resident, citizen or legal alien of the United States or Canada. The applicant must be admitted or enrolled in a travel and tourism program at a four-year college/university.

Simmons Scholarships

Must possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and provide transcripts from the last academic term OR if the applicant is re-entering school after time spend in the work force, submit a cover letter explaining why he/she is returning to school. Must be a resident, citizen or legal alien of the United States or Canada. The applicants for these awards must be graduate students pursuing a Masters or Doctorate degree with emphasis in travel and tourism.

NEWH Chapters Scholarships

Chapter scholarships are awarded annually based upon the following criteria: Standard Criteria: Attend an accredited institution of higher learning Competition of half of the requirements for a degree or certification in the program currently enrolled Show financial need Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher Have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry, such as Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design Provide the following: Student Essay Transcript Letters of recommendation from Dept. Head, Professors, Advisor Letters of recommendation from industry professionals, employers, etc.

Jack Millar Scholarship

Student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Hawaii’s Maui College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Maui College scholarship office at (808) 984-3343 for information.

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