Scholarships for Hospitality Majors

Are you planning to major in hospitality or a related field? Keep an eye out for scholarships! Just like with other majors, there are plenty of awards in the hospitality field, from travel to event management. Here are just three to help you get started on your search.

Coca Cola Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Varies

The Coca Cola Endowed Scholarship is one of the dozens awards offered at the Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. The award amount varies for this scholarship.

The main details you need to qualify are a 2.0 and higher GPA and be planning to or majoring in hospitality management. You can be in any year of undergraduate school to apply. A letter of recommendation may be required for this award.

To apply for this scholarship and to see the application, you have to create an account on BCU’s website. The due date is not listed on their website, so make sure you’re looking into that information to ensure your application is in on time.

Academic Merit Scholarships

Amount: $5,000

The Academic Merit Scholarships are hosted by the American Bus Association (ABA). Each year, two awards are given, with the students winning $5,000 each.

The scholarship requires you to be studying in specific hospitality fields, including transportation, tourism, and travel. Your GPA should be 3.4 or higher and all undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. You don’t have to be an ABA member to apply.

Applications are due between December 7th and April 6th.

Helen Brett Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

If you are planning to study exhibition or event management, the Helen Brett Scholarship is right up your alley. The award gives up to $5,000 to the winner and applying may earn you an internship experience. The scholarship was created in memory of Helen Brett, who paved the way when it came to the exhibition industry, and hosted by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

To be eligible for the Helen Brett Scholarship, students should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be enrolled as a full time student, and complete the application. Your application should include a resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay that talks about your career goals regarding your major.

Applying for scholarships is a must for any student entering or currently enrolled in college. These awards can make your dream school much more affordable and even set you up for internships or careers later in life. To find more scholarships relating to hospitality, make sure to get in touch with your counselor in high school and college’s financial aid office for more assistance. You’ll also want to be checking online scholarship databases for awards that you qualify for.

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Hilary Cairns

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