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IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Description

You are eligible to apply for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program if: you are an Illinois resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending an accredited college or university in Illinois; you are a current undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) or are a high school senior or graduate who has been accepted in an accredited college or university hotel and/or hospitality management degree granting program in the U.S.; or you are an undergraduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester in an accredited college or university hotel and/or hospitality management degree granting program in the U.S. and are also employed a minimum of 20 hours per week in the hospitality industry. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA.

In addition to completing the application, you must also submit: a list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments within the past two years (such as school, community, and charitable activities); a recent transcript (for high school applicants, the most recent high school or GED transcript including GPA); a recommendation letter from an education professional, current or former employer or industry professional; and a typed essay outlining your career goals in the hotel and/or hospitality industry.

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