How Can My School Get Involved?

What Scholarships Does AHLEF Offer?

All hospitality students, regardless of where they attend school, have access to more than $600,000 in scholarships offered through AHLEF's self-nominated scholarships:

 

Please download and distribute our scholarship flyer and brochure via email, department ListServ, or community bulletin board:

 

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    What is an Affiliated School?

    AHLEF-affiliated schools are U.S. colleges or universities with hospitality-related programs who agree to participate in AHLEF's Annual Scholarship Grant Program, as well as promote and co-administer AHLEF scholarships to their students. AHLEF is limited in the number of schools that it can add to the program based on available funding. Each year, affiliate schools are usually allocated $4,000-$7,500 that they can award to their students who meet a set of minimum eligibility criteria.

    Your school does NOT have to be affiliated in order for your students to be eligible to submit scholarship applications for AHLEF’s six open scholarship competitions, which total more than $600,000 in available scholarship funds this year.

     

    Application to Continue Affiliation

    Approximately every three to five years, AHLEF’s Scholarship Committee reviews all existing schools participating in the Annual Scholarship Grant Program and accepts applications from new schools wishing to join.  The committee has designated this to be a review year. 

    All participating schools and new schools must complete the online scholarship application, which collects the following information: 

    • Degrees offered
    • Number of students enrolled and graduating for the program
    • Program faculty
    • Student placement in the industry
    • Hotels recruiting on campus
    • Program accreditation

    The committee will also consider past participation in AHLEF’s scholarship programs and school compliance/partnership, which will look at the total number of students from each school that apply for AHLEF’s self-nominated scholarships.  In addition, emphasis will be placed on the number of graduates and placement in the industry.

    Since affiliation and participation in the Annual Scholarship Grant Program, require the schools to co-administer the scholarships with AHLEF, be sure that your school is willing to do its part by reviewing AHLEF’s Scholarship Manual. 2018 Scholarship Manual

    Only online applications will be accepted.  The deadline date to submit an Affiliate School Application is April 15th.  We anticipate notifying the schools of their application status in November.  If an affiliated school fails to submit one, it will be ineligible for continued participation in the Annual Scholarship Grant Program.

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    2017 Annual Giving Campaign Leaders
    Minaz Abji
    Atrium Hospitality
    Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
    Chartres Lodging Group
    First Hospitality Group
    The Handlery Foundation
    Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
    Hotel Business
    Hotel Management
    Kirk Kinsell
    Paul & Jill Kirwin
    Marcus Hotels & Resorts
    Randy Smith
    Minaz Abji
    Atrium Hospitality
    Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
    Chartres Lodging Group
    First Hospitality Group
    The Handlery Foundation
    Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
    Hotel Business
    Hotel Management
    Kirk Kinsell
    Paul & Jill Kirwin
    Marcus Hotels & Resorts
    Randy Smith
    Minaz Abji
    Atrium Hospitality
    Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
    Chartres Lodging Group
    First Hospitality Group
    The Handlery Foundation
    Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
    Hotel Business
    Hotel Management
    Kirk Kinsell
    Paul & Jill Kirwin
    Marcus Hotels & Resorts
    Randy Smith
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts