|The PepsiCo Foundation made a $250,000 contribution to the Foundation's New Century Fund Campaign, creating the Pepsi Scholarship Fund to benefit graduating seniors from the Hospitality High School in Washington, D.C. This endowed gift provides perpetual scholarships to graduates of the Hospitality High School who are enrolled in undergraduate hospitality-related degree programs. To date 44 students have received scholarships totaling $95,000.
Minimum eligibility criteria for nominees are:
- Graduate of the Hospitality High School in Washington, D.C.
- Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for upcoming fall and spring semesters.
- Undergraduate hospitality management major.
- Worked at least 250 hours in the hotel/hospitality industry.
- A minimum 2.5 GPA.
Award amounts can range from $500 to $3,000 depending upon enrollment and recommended amount from school.
Pepsi Scholarships are School Nominated, which means students are nominated by the Hospitality High School in Washington, D.C. Seniors and graduates of the Hospitality High School should check with their principal's office to be considered for these scholarships. Student nominees must complete all sections of the AH&LEF Scholarship Application. Additionally, under separate cover, the Hospitality High School is required to send a nomination form confirming its nominees and suggested award amounts. AH&LEF will not consider applicants without nomination verification from the Hospitality High School. 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any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school.
Pepsi Scholarships are exclusive only to graduates of the Hospitality High School located at 4301 13th Street, NW., third floor, in Washington, DC 20011. Phone is 202-737-4151.
Click here to view the list of 2012 Pepsi Scholarship recipients.
| "Thank you for the opportunity to advance my education in my chosen career path of hospitality. This scholarship will enable me to attend university. I am excited and honored to be a Pepsi scholarship recipient."
2006, 2007 & 2008 Pepsi Scholar
Michigan State University