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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.

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)

Kansas I-70 Association Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship

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.

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.

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.

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).

NCRLA High School Students Scholarships

Eligibility: * Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll (or are already enrolled) in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in North Carolina. * Applicants must be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism. * Applicants must be permanent NC residents. * Up to 10 awards are available. * Recipients in two-year degree programs will receive $750 the first year. Awards are renewable once provided students maintain full-time enrollment in the major and satisfactory academic performance. Renewal awards will be $1,000 each. * Recipients in four-year programs will receive $1,500. Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

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)

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.

CRAEF Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Note: Any applications which do not meet the following criteria or are not legible will be automatically disqualified. • You must be a US citizen or a permanent resident • You must plan to use the scholarship in a foodservice/hospitality related program at an accredited post-secondary institution/program • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time or substantial part-time student taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term • You must plan to be enrolled for at least two upcoming consecutive semesters • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale • Have industry related work experience of at least six months Please Return: • Your Application, typed or printed clearly, indicating “N/A” (not applicable) when appropriate • An official transcript, from all colleges attended, sent directly to our office • A Resume • Submit 2 letters of recommendation on letterhead (at least one must be from a current or previous employer)

ABA Member Scholarships

7 Scholarships, open to ABA members only at $2,500 each. Eligible applicants are full-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of ABA member companies. The eligible employee must have been employed by an ABA member company (in good standing) for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. The winners or the parents of the winners must still be employed in the spring when the winners are selected. 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)

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