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Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program

The IFA Educational Foundation and Choice Hotels International have partnered to sponsor the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program. The purpose of the scholars program is to recognize and support minority students who are enrolled in the Hospitality course of studies complete their academic programs by providing scholarship assistance. A competitive award of $2,000 will be presented annually.



To be eligible for the scholars program, applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major in Hospitality field. The student must have sophomore, junior or senior college class standing for the period of the scholarship. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and considered a member of a minority group – African American, American Indian, Hispanic American or Asian American. The $2,000 scholarship award is to be used for tuition and books.

Students must complete the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program application form, submit an official certified academic transcript and prepare a short typed essay (no more than 500-words) on “Why I Should Be Selected as the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Award Recipient.” Incomplete packages will not be reviewed.

Application packages are due January 31st. Due to the volume of applications, only those selected will be contacted. Awards will be announced the end of June.

Completed applications should be mailed to:
Miriam L. Brewer
Director of Education and Diversity
IFA Educational Foundation
1501 K St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington D.C. 20005

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