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Hospitality Scholarships

After all the time she spent in the Plaza, Eloise probably considered a career in hospitality administration and management at some point. You don’t have to grow up in a hotel to want to develop or manage one but if you like interacting with people, traveling and doing work that has a true impact on the community around you, majoring in hospitality is definitely for you. And talk about entering a growing field: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the hospitality industry will grow 17 percent between 2004 and 2014, adding more than 2.2 million new jobs ranging from bellhops to executives to the work force.

As hands-on majors go, hospitality is definitely high on the list; by graduation day, hospitality majors have often completed multiple internships – lots of schools require them as part of the curriculum – to prepare students for the industry’s rigors. Of course, these additional requirements can mean additional costs and when paying for school is hard enough, students need all the financial aid they can get.

Schools like the City College of San Francisco and Purdue award hospitality scholarships specifically to majors but if your college doesn’t have university-based hospitality scholarships, consider checking out what local companies and professional organizations (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation, NEWH, etc.) have to offer. Hospitality students may even qualify for business, marketing and communications scholarships, as these classes are integral components of the major.

The hospitality scholarship opportunities below were just a few we pulled from the Scholarships.com database but for more, conduct a free scholarship search today.

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    January 31, 2024

LeRoy Homer was the First Officer on Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. The mission of The Foundation is to continue LeRoy’s love of flight by encouraging young men and women who wish to pursue aviation careers as professional pilots. The Foundation will award flight instruction scholarships to potential students for private pilot certification. ... Read more

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Amount
    $10,000
  • Deadline
    February 20, 2024

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Three awards will be given. ... Read more

Catching The Dream Program

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    March 15, 2024

Throughout the United States, Native American communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools, engineering and agricultural projects remain understaffed and ... Read more

Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    April 1, 2024

The Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier offers scholarships, available to qualified female students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an applicable program in the upcoming fall. Applicants must have a focus in a food-related industry (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, agriculture, ... Read more

WRA Education Foundation Scholarship in Culinary & Hospitality

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    April 2, 2024

The WRA Education Foundation awards scholarships annually based on future plans in foodservice, academic records and recommendations. Eligible applicants must be Wisconsin residents, enrolled in 6 credits, and pursing studies in fields related to the restaurant and hospitality industries, such as Culinary, Baking, Hospitality, Food Science and Family and Consumer Science Education. Apart from ... Read more

ABA Member Scholarships

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 14, 2024

To be eligible for the ABA Member Scholarships, applicants must: be a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of ABA member company in good standing (if an employee, they 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 and distributed); and be a freshman, sophomore, ... Read more

ABA Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 14, 2024

The American Bus Association Foundation promotes academic excellence and diversity in the motorcoach travel and tour industry through its scholarship program. The ABA Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in financial support to hundreds of scholars since its inception. The ABA Foundation Scholarship Program recognizes deserving students who demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership, ... Read more

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 14, 2024

The American Bus Association Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. To be eligible, applicants must: be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college; have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry (which can encompass many ... Read more

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,000
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2024

The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college ... Read more

Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

  • Amount
    $500
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2024

To be eligible for the ?Letitia B. Carter Scholarship, applicants must: be a resident of Maryland; either be a high school senior or college student, a high school, college or corporate instructor, or a hospitality industry professional; be pursuing hospitality- related coursework; have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 (high school and college students only); and have at ... Read more

R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,000
  • Deadline
    April 28, 2024

To be eligible for the R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship, applicants must: be a resident of Hawaii; have a 3.0 GPA; and be a junior or senior attending an accredited university or college and accepted in a hotel management program. The judges’ selection of scholarship recipients will be made on the basis of citizenship and leadership as demonstrated through activities and college performance. This is ... Read more

PMI GAC Scholarships

  • Amount
    $3,000
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

GAC scholarships are open to all students enrolled in GAC-accredited, academic, degree granting programs, in project/program/portfolio management or a project management related field of study. Multiple scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each. These scholarships are awarded annually.Multiple scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 each.

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PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an ... Read more

PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

In order to be considered eligible for the PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program or a related field benefiting from project management with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or ... Read more

IAEE Helen Brett Scholarship

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

The purpose of the Helen Brett Scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support.

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John McComb Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    May 5, 2024

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation annually awards scholarships to students majoring in recreation, parks and leisure studies throughout Ohio. The John McComb Scholarship is students majoring in all aspects of recreation (park operations, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation ... Read more

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    May 8, 2024

Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.8 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college. Applicant must be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30), be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college, or university, be enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time ... Read more

The Club Foundation Joe Perdue Scholarship

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    June 1, 2024

The Club Foundation Joe Perdue Scholarship is offered to any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program. Candidates must provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed their freshman year ... Read more

JWU Lodging Management Scholarship

  • Amount
    $4,000
  • Deadline
    Varies

A college education is becoming a requirement for many jobs worldwide -- but it comes with a cost. Yet there are many more ways to afford a college degree than you might think, and JWU is here to help guide you through them. At Johnson & Wales, education goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. Here, you can embrace your curiosity, discover your interests, and dive deep into real-world ... Read more

JWU ProStart Scholarship

  • Amount
    $4,000
  • Deadline
    Varies

A college education is becoming a requirement for many jobs worldwide -- but it comes with a cost. Yet there are many more ways to afford a college degree than you might think, and JWU is here to help guide you through them. At Johnson & Wales, education goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. Here, you can embrace your curiosity, discover your interests, and dive deep into real-world ... Read more

Last Reviewed: September 2023