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The Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

In 1988, Hyatt established this fund through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management. Over the years, Hyatt has continued its investment to permanently endow the fund, currently valued at more than $800,000. Since 1988, more than 200 minority students have received funding for college through this scholarship program. The Hyatt Scholarship is a national competition among minority students enrolled in baccalaureate hospitality management programs.


Eligibility Criteria
- Enrolled in a baccalaureate hospitality management degree granting program at least 12 credit hours for upcoming fall and spring semesters, or just the fall semester if graduating this December
- At least a sophomore in a four-year program
- The competition is open to minority students (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Asian or Pacific Islander)
- A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

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