External Professional Organization Scholarships

Multiple tourism and hospitality agencies, companies, and other funding sources are happy to provide future industry leaders with financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education.

Each donor organization has its own set of rules, guidelines, parameters, and so forth. Some include both undergraduate and graduate.

Please make sure you read the guidelines for each and every scholarship you apply so that you do not waste valuable time not matching their initial criteria.

Many of our students have been successful in receiving multiple awards from multiple agencies if they qualify. We wish you well in your pursuit of these scholarships. The College of Business (COB) does not administer any of these funds, so they will not be able to provide advice or guidance. Please reach out to the contact listed for each particular agency.

Hospitality Management Scholarships

The Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations(FADMO)

Scholarship Opportunity for college/university juniors who plan on making a career in the hospitality industry within the State of Florida:

 

The Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations - David Warren Scholarship Fund, offered  through The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, provides scholarships to college or university juniors who plan on making a career in the hospitality industry within the State of Florida.  Students will be asked to write an essay on the importance of the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Florida and their goals on participating in that industry. Key factors in the selection of scholarship recipients will be the personal goals of the student as expressed in their essay, their financial need, and their community involvement. The application deadline is February 8th.  Visit www.cfsarasota.org , under Students, Supporting you Education, for more information and to complete the application.

 

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) 

AHLEF offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities - available to incoming freshman through graduate students. Some are earmarked specifically for current hotel employees and others for minorities. A few have minimum GPA requirements, while others are open to full- or part-time students. All require enrollment in a hospitality management degree program.

Apply for AH&LEF here

The HSMAI South Florida - Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship

The HSMAI South Florida Chapter is now accepting Dr. Peter Ricci scholarship applications from students pursuing careers in hospitality sales and marketing, general hospitality management or revenue management. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and complete eligibility criteria and requirements are outlined on the HSMAI South Florida website.

The scholarship fund offers students enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate hospitality degree program throughout any of the South Florida educational institutions an opportunity to receive financial assistance based on the merit of their application and personal achievements.

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit in two categories and the student must be enrolled at a college or university located in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties. Upon award of the scholarship, the student may elect to have the funds directly forwarded to the educational institution to be used toward their tuition for the semester or to be used to purchase books, supplies and or toward room and board. Award amounts issued will be a minimum of $500.

A minimum 2.8 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, and the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in hospitality or tourism management are minimum requirements. For specific details, CLICK HERE.

 

25 Great Scholarships for Hospitality Management Majors

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NEWH, Inc. Scholarships 

An objective of the NEWH By-laws is to promote scholarship, education and interest within the Hospitality Industry. NEWH, Inc. and its chapters fundraise to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career within Hospitality related fields (Interior Design, Hospitality Management, Culinary, Architecture, Senior Living, etc.). CLICK HERE.

 

The Brudzinski Scholarship

The Brudsinski Scholarship has been made available to all FAU students majoring in Hospitality Management, who maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and are attending FAU half-time (6 credits) or more. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA and have demonstrated financial need. Closes in late October 2016 with no exceptions.

Click to learn how to apply for a scholarship.

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

The Club Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards are made at the recommendation of The Club Foundation Allocation Committee (CFAC) and approved by the Board of Governors. The scholarship award is made directly to the registrar at the college or university the recipient attends.

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, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Candidates must be a Student Member of the Club Managers Association of America. Candidates must also provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed his/her freshman year of college and be enrolled for the full upcoming academic year in an accredited four-year institution. In addition, the candidate must have achieved and continue to maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

The link to apply is: http://www.clubfoundation.org/joePerdueScholarship.htm

 

Florida Association of DMO's Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity for college/university juniors who plan on making a career in the hospitality industry within the State of Florida:

The Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations - David Warren Scholarship Fund,offered  through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, provides scholarships to college or university juniors who plan on making a career in the hospitality industry within the State of Florida.  Students will be asked to write an essay on the importance of the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Florida and their goals on participating in that industry.  Key factors in the selection of scholarship recipients will be the personal goals of the student as expressed in their essay, their financial need, and their community involvement. The application deadline is January 26th.  Visit www.cfsarasota.org for more information and to complete the electronic application.

Florida Association of DMO's Scholarship PDF

AIANTA Scholarship Program

2018 Tourism Cares Scholarship

Tourism Cares offers up to 29 merit-based academic scholarships, with awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 each and totaling up to $62,000. Eligibility requirements include undergraduate students pursuing degrees in travel, tourism or hospitality in two or four year programs, as well as graduate students with a concentration in travel or tourism. Eligible students must be pursuing degrees at colleges and universities located in the United States or Canada. Some awards also have residency or citizenship requirements.

Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships will be invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring Program at the NTA Travel Exchange, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in November, 2018, where students will be paired with industry professionals to learn hands-on sales and marketing tactics, build their professional networks, and learn about career opportunities.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018. The online application and a complete list of the available awards, amounts and eligibility rules can be found at:

http://www.tourismcares.org/academic-scholarships/

 

The Link to apply isOnline Portal

 

 

Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA)

Harvey Franklin Campbell Student Scholarship Award 


The students selected to receive this conference scholarship have the opportunity to:

·    Learn about the variety of careers available in the events industry

·    Attend informative presentations concerning current issues in event industry

·    Engage in discussions and network with event professionals from throughout the state

·    Participate in professional development workshops and numerous educational session

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:


1. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. An official transcript or degree audit must accompany the application.

2. Applicants must include a resume including any event related paid or volunteer experience.

3. Applicants must provide a response to the following questions(250 words or fewer per question):

·    Explain your interest in attending the conference.

·    Describe your involvement (if any) with special events and festivals to date or why you might want to become involved with FFEA.

·    Describe your future career goals.

·    Describe how you believe that your attendance at this conference will contribute to your future career in the event industry.

The link to apply is: https://ffea.memberclicks.net/student-scholarship-program 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATE OF DESTINATION MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL (ADMEI)

Each year, ADMEI awards two scholarships. One scholarship is offered here in North America to a student preparing for a career in Destination Management. For further information, please reach out to admei@admei.org or visit this link at www.admei.org 

 

 

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