Applicants can be attending any school, and must complete sections 1-8 of the AH&LEF scholarship application. AH&LEF academic scholarship applications are only accepted from January 1 to May 1 each year. Please note that any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school year.
After receiving many requests for graduate scholarships, AH&LEF began offering a scholarship exclusively for graduate students in 2008. The program is open to hospitality management graduate students, as well as graduate students who have an undergraduate hospitality management degree, or at least four years’ employment in the industry.
If your graduate degree is in anything other than a hospitality-related program, you must haveeither:An undergraduate degree in hospitality
Four years’ employment in the lodging industry after graduation
OR if you do not have either of the above, then you must be enrolled in a hospitality-related graduate degree
Enrollment can be full- or part-time in a U.S. college or university
A minimum overall GPA of 3.0
A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
Applicants must complete all sections of the AH&LEF Scholarship Application, including Appendix A, which requires a recommendation letter from both an employer and instructor.