AH&LEF Graduate Scholarship
Over the past several years, the Foundation has had increased requests for graduate scholarships. Additional proceeds from ALIS have enabled the Foundation to offer this new graduate scholarship program in 2008. The program is open to hospitality management graduate students as well as other graduate majors who have an undergraduate hospitality management degree or at least four years employment in the industry.
- If the applicant has an undergraduate degree in hospitality or four years employment in the lodging industry after graduation then he/she can be enrolled in any graduate program related to his/her career within the industry (i.e. hospitality, business, accounting, human resources, etc.)
- If the applicant does not have an undergraduate degree in hospitality management or the four years post graduate lodging work experience, then he/she must be enrolled in a graduate hospitality management program.
- Enrollment can be full or part-time.
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
Graduate 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 including Appendix A which requires a recommendation letter from both an employer and instructor. 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any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school year.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 for a list of 2012 AH&LEF Graduate Scholarship recipients.
"I am honored and humbled to be part of such an elite group of scholars and this award will ensure that I can complete my graduate studies. . . . My life has been changed for the better and it has a great deal to do with the generosity and support that I am receiving from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation."
Pennsylvania State University
2012 AH&LEF Graduate Scholar