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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.

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

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Scholarship Details This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada You must have attained cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale You must either: a) have a physical or sensory disability (as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act); or b) be a child of a wounded U.S. or Canadian military veteran; or c) be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student, and must have a declared major or course of study that is relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (B Average). Online Application (January - April Only)

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.

Vicki Willder Scholarship Fund

Description:This scholarship was established in memory of Vicki Willder, former KS Food Services employee. Scholarships are to benefit KS Food Services employees and their families. Requirements: Be an employee or the dependent of an employee of Kamehameha Schools food services department or be a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Preference to students majoring in culinary arts or travel industry management.

CRAEF Scholarship

CRAEF scholarships are competitive and awarded to qualified applicants based on an application, an essay, previous experience and an interview. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Top applicants will be contacted for an interview with the CRAEF scholarship panel, comprised of educators and industry leaders, by e-mail or phone six to eight weeks after the deadline. Scholarships will be awarded in two payments following proof of enrollment in two semesters. The first half of the scholarship is paid in early September and is made payable to the school financial aid office. The second check is paid to the student for the spring semester, once proof of enrollment with nine or more credit hours and minimum grade point average requirement are submitted. To qualify for a CRAEF scholarship, the applicant must: be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident be a California resident, although students may attend an out-of-state school be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours at an accredited postsecondary school have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale be enrolled or will enroll in two consecutive semesters or terms have completed at least one grading term of a postsecondary program or be a high school senior going directly to a postsecondary school satisfy the minimum hours of industry-related work experience, paid or voluntary: 250 hours for high school students going into their freshmen year 400 hours for college freshmen going into their sophomore year 550 hours for students beyond sophomore year. All work experience must be verified through paycheck stubs or a signed letter from employers. Do not send copies of a W-2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR SIGNED APPLICATION: An essay, which must be typed and double-spaced. A copy of the applicant’s program curriculum from a college catalog or website with the major or degree, the number of credit hours and all degree requirements shown. A high school or college transcript. Transcripts don’t have to be a sealed official copy, but must be from the school. Proof of the required restaurant and hospitality industry work experience as listed above. Proof can be given in the form of scanned paycheck stubs or a scanned letter from an employer verifying hours worked. Do not send copies of a W-2. Two letters of recommendation from current or previous employers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Lyle & Grace Guslander Scholarship

Student must be enrolled full-time at Kauai Community College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Kauai Community College scholarship office at (808) 245-8311 for information.

NCRLA Community College / Culinary Students in Two-Year Programs

Eligibility: * Applicants must be students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year college or culinary program in NC. * Applicants must be pursuing a degree in culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism. * Applicants must be permanent NC residents. * Up to seven awards are available. * Recipients will receive $750 for their second year of two-year program. * Awards are for one year only.

University Entrance Scholarship

Areas of Studies: Hospitality, Hotel, Tourism Who Can Apply * High school students in their final year of school and who are enrolling in September of this year in a university degree program in one of the above mentioned areas of training or study. This only applies to universities who offer the above areas of studies in their first year. * Third year university students who are enrolling in September at the above mentioned areas of studies. This applies to universities whose above mentioned areas of studies start in the third year, not in the first year of a degree program * 2 + 2 program – college students who have finished a 2-year program in college and will be starting their third year in September for another 2-year program in a university * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada How to ApplyPlease submit your completed application form and the following documents to the Awards Officer or your professor. 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) * OFFICIAL Transcript of Records - (NOTE: web grades, academic records, photocopy,emailed nor faxed transcripts are NOT accepted)- High School Students: Final official transcript and report card (first semester/first term) from your current school- Third (3rd) year of a degree program: Official transcripts from 1st and 2nd year of a degree program for those whose areas of studies start in their third year- 2 + 2 program: Final-year official transcript from a college * Resumé o 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 o 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 (20): 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 (25): 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.

Hospitality Majors/ Marriott Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must be studying a major that falls under the Hospitality Majors Application

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