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:
What is an Affiliated School?
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
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.