American Express Scholarship
|Founded by American Express in 1994, this program is designed specifically for current lodging employees and their dependents. Endowed with more than $500,000, the fund has awarded $306,500 in scholarships to 268 students.
- Enrolled full- or part-time.
- Must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week at a AH&LA member hotel with at least 12 months' hotel experience OR be a dependent of a qualified employee and have past employment in some capacity in the hospitality industry.
To confirm your hotel is an AH&LA member, contact AH&LA's membership department at 202-289-3171 or email@example.com.
Baccalaureate Majors - $2,000 full-time enrollment; or $1,000 part-time
Associate Majors - $1,000 full-time enrollment; or $500 part-time
American Express Scholarships are self-nominated, which means students do not have to attend a particular school or be nominated by their respective schools. Applicants must complete all sections 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any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school year.
Click here to view the list of 2012 American Express Scholarship recipients.
"Being awarded these
scholarships has given me a feeling of accomplishment greater than a thousand
words. Being recognized for winning these scholarships not only gives me a
positive move towards the right direction in my career, but it also signifies
so much. Thank you American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
for giving me the opportunity to shine!"
2012 American Express and Hyatt Scholar