Department of Management, Marketing & Hospitality

Management, Marketing & Hospitality Scholarships

American Hotel and Lodging Education Foundation Scholarship

AH&LEF Hospitality Scholarship Opportunities

Don't think your GPA or financial need is high enough? Think again. A commitment to hospitality is all you need (plus a few minimum requirements), and with 10 scholarship programs available, there's sure to be at least one that's right for you.

Am I eligible?

AH&LEF offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities - available to incoming freshmen 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 U.S. hospitality management degree program.

Is it worth my time?

More than half a million is budgeted in 2009 to award to a few hundred students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000, and that money never needs to be paid back like a loan. It only takes a few minutes to apply. Wouldn't you say it's worth your time?

How will I be evaluated?

You are not judged on one factor alone. You'll be evaluated on academics, related-work experience, extracurricular activities, financial need, honors, and personal attributes.

If that's not enough, you get more.

Awardees of an AH&LEF scholarship receive a free student membership to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), planting you at the center of the industry with access to all the news, information, and events that the nation's leading hotel companies rely on.

AH&LEF continues its support even after you graduate.

You'll be eligible to join the Scholars Alumni Association (SAA), a close-knit group of scholarship awardees who act as vital connections down the road. Active SAA members can continue their free membership with AH&LA, valued at $500, as well as join AH&LA's Under 30 Gateway, to help build their hospitality careers.

So let's get started.

Apply online today at Just remember, the application deadline is May 1!

Hispanic College Fund Seeks Applicants for 2009 Marriott Scholars Program

The Hispanic College Fund announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2009 Marriott Scholars Program. The program, sponsored by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, helps support Hispanic students interested in pursuing careers within the hospitality industry.

Benefits of the Marriott Scholars Program include up to $9,000-a-year toward tuition, as well as on-going career guidance and mentoring by Marriott International professionals. 2009 marks the third year The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will provide a sponsorship of $100,000.

Up to $100,000 in scholarships are available in 2009 for students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food and beverage field. Students are encouraged to apply at

To be eligible, all scholarship applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident residing in the continental United States or Puerto Rico, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2009 - 2010 school year in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. with a hospitality management or culinary program.