As early as this month, the application for Marriott Scholarship Program is now open. This scholarship is under the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and is intended for women and minority students (Hispanic or African American) who are taking up hospitality management program such as hotel management, culinary or food degree programs.
Marriott Scholarship Program awards $10,000 annual tuition assistance per scholar and this may be renewed if the scholars maintain their good academic standing. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any accredited four-year college or university and must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Interested applicants may apply online through the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Women who are taking up hospitality management or culinary arts in Lexington College may also apply for Marriott Scholarship Program.
The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has several scholarships programs that are intended for students who would like to pursue a career in culinary arts, hospitality or tourism. They have an Education Foundation that awards annual scholarship for qualified students that are residing in North Carolina.
For senior high school students, the NC Education Foundation annually awards 10 $750 scholarships for two-year degree programs that can be renewed yearly for $1000. Students who will pursue a four year program will receive one time $1500 scholarship award. To qualify, you must be a resident in North Carolina and should be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism.
They also have similar scholarship program for currently enrolled culinary arts, tourism or hospitality undergraduate and graduate students. The award is $1500 which is not renewable but students may reapply again each year that they meet all the eligibility requirements.
Students may apply for these scholarships by fall of each year with deadlines to apply falling in mid-January. For more information, please click here.
Marriott, one of the biggest networks in the hospitality industry through the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation award a scholarship grant of up to $9,000 per year for four years plus various opportunities in career guidance and mentoring.
This scholarship program is open for US citizens and permanent residents of United States and Puerto Rico who plan to pursue a college degree that are relevant in hospitality management, hotel management, culinary or food and beverage careers.
The applicant must also enroll in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico with a hospitality management program and must have at least 3.0 GPA. The deadline for this program is extended until end of April 2007. For more information about the Marriott Scholarship Program, please click here.
The Hilton Hotels Corporation announced last month that they are giving a total of $3 million scholarship fund over the next 15 years for high school students in Baltimore who will pursue hotel management and hospitality careers. The first donation will be given after the opening of the 757-room Hilton convention center hotel on August 2008.
The said announcement was made during the news conference at the National Academy Foundation High School in Federal Hill. This scholarship aims to address the workforce shortage in the hospitality industry in Baltimore as well as to prepare students for careers in these fields by provide training opportunities.
This scholarship program by Hilton Hotels Corporation will be administered by the College Bound Foundation. Graduates of the National Academy Foundation High School will be on the top priority list for this scholarship as well as those senior high school students from city public high schools.