Travel & Tourism Scholarships
Here are some of the Travel & Tourism scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
• 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
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
Recipient to be an undergraduate student studying in the FHSU Tourism & Hospitality Program. Preference given to those willing to perform internship projects within the state of Kansas and applying from one of the Kansas I-70 membership communities.
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.
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.
• 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
• 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)
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.
Chapter scholarships are awarded annually based upon the following 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:
Letters of recommendation from Dept. Head, Professors, Advisor
Letters of recommendation from industry professionals, employers, etc.
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.
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