Scholarships and Grant Opportunities

Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

For general information and requirements, please visit the organization's Web sites (links open in a new window) Is a database of scholarships for anyone looking to help finance the cost of their education. The directory filters all the available scholarships that will ensure students find the one that fit their needs.

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) is the not-for-profit, charitable-giving, and fund raising affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). For more than 50 years, the Foundation has been the primary source of financial support for industry-related scholarships and research. In recent years, AH&LEF's mandate has expanded to include funding to launch and maintain school-to-career and workforce development initiatives in order to attract and retain more employees to our industry. Their Web site is designed to provide information regarding educational and research programs, as well as provide giving opportunities and recognition to donors.

Scholarship offerings:

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

AH&LEF Graduate Scholarship

American Express Scholarship

Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

The AAA Five Diamond Hospitality Scholarship

The Rama Scholarship for the American Dream

Hispanic College Fund, Inc.
College. Career. Community. The Hispanic College Fund embodies these principles while helping Hispanic high school and college students obtain college educations and professional careers. The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit that promotes students to explore and enter careers in business, science, technology, engineering and math.

1301 K Street NW,
Suite 450-A West, Washington, D.C. 20005
800-644-4223 (toll-free)
202-296-5400 (phone)
202-296-3774 (fax)
CFC# 10147

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2007-2008 academic year, HSF awarded almost 4,100 scholarships exceeding $26.6 million. In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded in excess of 86,000 scholarships, worth more than $247 million, to Latinos attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105

HSMAI Foundation Scholarship Program
The HSMAI Foundation, which has been providing scholarships to students pursuing a career in hospitality sales and marketing since 1983, awards merit scholarships to full-time students in the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Candidate category, and merit scholarships to part-time students pursuing Associate, Baccalaureate or Graduate Degrees.

HSMAI Foundation Scholarship Committee
c/o Kathleen Tindell
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-506-3280

IATAN Foundation
IATAN has established the IATAN Ronald A. Santana Memorial Foundation (IATAN Foundation) to provide scholarships annually to individuals who are interested in pursuing or enhancing their careers in travel.

IATAN Foundation
800 Place Victoria
Suite 800
P.O. Box 113
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4Z 1M1
Toll Free Number: 1-877-734-2826

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
The MCCA's Hospitality Scholarship Program encourages professional development within the visitor and hospitality industry by awarding scholarships to Massachusetts high school seniors who are graduating from an accredited high school or college students who are currently enrolled as hospitality industry majors at a two- or four-year accredited higher education institution. Four scholarships of $2,500 each are available annually to Massachusetts residents-two from Boston and two from other areas of the Commonwealth.

Dennis Callahan, Esq.
Community Partnerships & Hospitality Scholarship Fund Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street,
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-954-2000

Professional Convention Management Association - New England Chapter
The PCMA Education Foundation reaches the meetings and conventions community at many levels to give back to the industry. It is proud to have funded grants, scholarships, research and educational programs/products that have helped to elevate and advance the industry and its professionals.

19 North Street
Salem, MA 01970
Contact: Terri R. Comegys
Tel: (978) 745-8331

Tourism Cares
Tourism Cares currently administers three scholarships programs. These scholarships are awarded primarily to students pursuing travel and tourism or hospitality at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

275 Turnpike Street, Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021
No phone calls please

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