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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.

Scholarship Award Program

Over $1,700,000 in tuition scholarships are being offered in both degree and diploma programs to Florida high school graduates. These scholarships are available in such diverse specialties as business administration, electronic engineering technology, drafting and computer assisted design, secretarial, fashion merchandising and design, accounting, cartooning/illustration, court reporting, professional mariner, culinary arts, hospitality management, private investigation, nail and skin care technology, respiratory therapy technician, travel and tourism, cosmetology, video film production and recording arts, automotive service technology, photography, industrial design technology, music and video business, allied health administration, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, paralegal studies, interior design, therapeutic massage, rescue and advanced open water diving, cardiovascular technologist, visual communication, medical or dental assisting and other business, health care and technical/career fields.

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)

Post Diploma Scholarship

Areas of Studies: Hospitality-Tourism, Culinary, Food and Beverage Who Can Apply * College students in the final year of a i) Hospitality-Tourism, ii) Culinary or iii) Food and Beverage diploma program enrolling in September of this year in a minimum one-year post-diploma program in a related field of training or education in a college or university that has been granted the CHF scholarship allocation. * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents * Students who have received other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships in the past are eligible to apply for this scholarship.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) * Resumé * Letter/s of recommendation from an instructor and/or administrator from your college 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 addressCriteria:Applications 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).

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).

Eric & Bette Friedheim Scholarship

The applicant must: - 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-related field (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

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

Women's Business Alliance Scholarship Program

The Women's Business Alliance of Choice Hotels in conjunction with the Choice Hotels International Foundation will award college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to deserving females with an interest in or link to the hospitality industry. Both undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Awards must be competed for annually. Current and past recipients of the award are eligible to re-apply for the award. Selection Criteria Requirements for Applicant Consideration Must be a female. Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia). Must attend an accredited institution in the United States. Must be able to demonstrate an interest in the hospitality industry. Must submit a complete, signed application, with all supporting documentation. Exclusions for Applicant Consideration Must not receive 100% tuition reimbursement from an alternate source. Must not be an employee of Choice Hotels International, Inc. or its subsidiaries ("Choice Hotels"), or an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, or child) or a household member of such employee.

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.

IFEC Scholarships for Foodservice Communication Careers

IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students pursuing careers as writers, editors, public relations and marketing communication practitioners and closely related areas within the foodservice industry. EligibilityTo be considered eligible for an award, a student must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution in the U.S. and have an expected graduation date that is after December 31, 2011.The student must show evidence of training, skill and interest in both foodservice and the communication arts. The combination of studies and/or work experience in both the foodservice field and the communication arts is necessary. Applicants should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need. Majors considered applicable in the foodservice area include culinary arts, hotel, restaurant and institutional management, hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related studies. Applicable majors in the communication area include journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related studies.

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