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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.

CRAEF ProStart Scholarship

Awards scholarships to qualified students in foodservice/hospitality management programs. Applicants must have demonstrated strong interest in the foodservice/hospitality industry as evidenced through documentable work experience in the industry. Eligibility Criteria: Note: Any applications which do not meet the following criteria or are not legible will be automatically disqualified. • Be enrolled in the ProStart® program at your high school or in your school district • Be accepted into an approved postsecondary program, starting Fall • Have a minimum Final, Overall Grade Point Average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale • Have some documented industry-related work experience. Please Return: • Your Application, typed or printed clearly, indicating “N/A” (not applicable) when appropriate • An official high school transcript sent directly from high school to our offices • A Resume • Documentation of industry related work experience. • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a current or previous employer. Teacher recommendations are also welcome. • A “Letter of Intent” stating that you are enrolled/enrolling in an accredited foodservice/hospitality related program for a minimum of 9 credit hours (ie: your college “acceptance” letter)

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.

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).

Dr. Tom Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must: - be a full-time student at a two or four-year college or university in North America; - be entering his/her junior or senior year of study; - be a strong academic performer and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; - have a degree emphasis in a travel and tourism-related field (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

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.

ABA Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship Details 1 Scholarship, open to ABA Members @ $2,500 each This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry; and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Diversity Scholarship Selection Process Winners are judged on their high level of academic achievement, character, leadership, financial need, and commitment to advancing the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay discussing the role they hope to play in advancing the future of the transportation, motorcoach, travel, and tourism/hospitality industry. Those applicants affiliated with ABA-member companies receive additional consideration to those who are not affiliated with ABA-members. All applicants are notified of the competition results in May. An impartial selection committee of educators is responsible for ranking and choosing the winners. Online Application (January - April Only)

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.

Louise Dessureault Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must: - be a resident of Canada; - be a full-time student at a four-year college or university in North America; - be entering his/her junior or senior year of study; - be a strong academic performer and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; - have a degree emphasis in a travel and tourism-telated (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

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).

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

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