Various scholarship opportunities are available to tourism and hospitality students. They are based on need, academic achievement, and career aspirations. Some of these include: University sponsored scholarships, Statler Foundation, National Tour Foundation, American Society of Travel Agents, National Restaurant Educational Association, New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation.

  • NEWH Chapter Scholarship

    WHO: Students who are actively enrolled in a two year program freshmen, four year program sophomore and above, and graduate level attending college in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Northern New Jersey. Students mus have a cumulative overall 3.0 GPA. Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)

    WHAT: The NEWH New York Chapter scholarship will award students minimum of $2,500. For the application students will need an official transcript, up to three letters of recommendations (professors, advisor, employer, etc.), and a student essay 500-word maximum. The student essay should include: background about the student, experience, goals/objective, reasoning for career choice, contributions to the program, etc. 

    WHEN: Students must submit their application by October 14, 2020 by email or by mail to 495A Henry Street Suite #227 Brooklyn, New York 11231.

    For more information as well as the application please click the attached document.

    For further questions please email.

  • 2020 Finger Lakes Region Scholarship

    WHO - Residents of the 14 County Finger Lakes Tourism Region (Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onodoga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates counties). Students must be studying Tourism and Hospitality and at least in their 2nd year of the program.

    WHAT - The Finger Lakes Region Scholarship will award $2500 to students who have work history within the Tourism industry, endorsement from their employers highlighting the work performed, two additional letters of reference or recommendation from a current professor, and a 400 word or less statement.

    WHEN - Scholarship applications must be received no later than November 15, 2020. Applications must be submitted via email.

    For more information: please read the application link or call (315)536-7488.

  • Crown & Caliber 2nd Annual Scholarship

    Who – Students expecting to enroll in the next 12 months or are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.

    What - The Crown & Caliber Scholarship will award a $2,500 scholarship to a student who submits the best essay demonstrating our core values and the impact they have had on their community.

    When – Submission deadlines are May 31, 2020 and the winner will be notified August 1, 2020


    All details regarding our scholarship can be easily found on our official scholarship page: and our FAQ page:

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out.

    We would be honored if you could let your students know about this opportunity and possibly include us on your scholarship resource page.

  • CHTM Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund

    This Fund was established in 2018 by the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM) Alumni Association for the purpose of providing direct, need-based financial support to students enrolled in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

     Scholarships will be awarded as-needed provided funds are available. 

     Eligibility Requirements

    Disbursements from this fund will be made to students of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management who require immediate financial support in order to continue their Niagara University education.  Recipients must be juniors or seniors who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA and who are at risk of not graduating due to financial need.

    Apply here!

  • ADMEI Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship

    The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) awards two scholarships annually. The Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who are preparing for a career in Destination Management. One scholarship will be awarded to a North American student and the other to a global student studying hospitality management in North America.

    Please download the application here for application instruction. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from either a professor or a professional in the meetings industry. The letter, in English, should verify their commitment and ability to complete the educational program, experience in the event management industry, whether volunteer or paid, and aptitude to deal with the demands of the Destination Management profession.

    Students should also include a personal statement, in English, of at least 250 words that explains their interest in the Destination Management/Event Management Industry; their knowledge or experience in the Destination Management/Event Management field; how receiving this scholarship would help them achieve their goals; and, their thoughts and experiences with a recent event they have attended.   (These details are all included in the flyer.)

    Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee of Destination Management professionals beginning on 1 November. The scholarships will be awarded at the 2019 ADMEI Annual Meeting in Houston, TX USA 7 – 9 FEB.   Scholarship recipients need not be present to accept their award, however, if they choose to participate in the annual meeting, they will receive complimentary registration, hotel accommodations, and airfare assistance courtesy of ADMEI.

    If you have any questions regarding the Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship, please feel free to contact the ADMEI office at +1-512-551-0407 or

  • Grilla Grills National Culinary Scholarship

    Grilla Grills is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to an aspiring culinary student with our Grilla Grills National Culinary Education Scholarship to assist them in furthering their culinary education.

    How to Enter

    To be eligible for the scholarship you will need to fill out the required fields in our submission form (see below). Winner will be based on our staff’s determination of the candidate with the most compelling answers.

    Entries must be received by March 29, 2019 and the winner will be notified by April 12, 2019. Grilla Grills will present the winner with a check made out to the school at which they are enrolled.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited culinary arts program in the United States for the 2019 school year. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents.

    Fill out our scholarship form here to complete your application.

  • KaTom Restaurant Supply Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship

    KaTom takes pride in equipping the next generation of foodservice professionals with what they need to succeed. We offer a $1,500 grant to qualified students in accredited culinary and hospitality programs to help pay for the cost of that education.

    Who can apply?

    Current or future culinary arts and hospitality students are encouraged to apply for the KaTom Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship. These students include:

    • Any student currently enrolled in a culinary or hospitality program at an accredited post- secondary educational institution in the United States
    • High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in the culinary arts or hospitality field
    • Students working toward a GED
    • Adult learners enrolling in culinary or hospitality courses

    All applications are due by May 1, 2019.

  • LionsDeal - Restaurant and Kitchen Wholesale Scholarship

    LionsDeal is offering a bi-annual scholarship to students enrolled in a U.S or Canadian college/university who are pursuing careers in the food service and hospitality industry in addition to nutrition, business management and marketing. This scholarship requires an essay submission, and the winning applicants will receive $1,200 USD each towards their costs of education. The deadline for receiving scholarship submitted applications will occur bi-annually, on July 15th for the July 31st scholarship and on January 15th for the January 31st scholarshipAll of the application details and the essay question are outlined on our website here.

  • NEWH New York Chapter Scholarships

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, which provides access to the hospitality industry through scholarships, mentorship, and education. NEWH scholarship alumni boast careers in hospitality design, development, hotel management, operations, and culinary, around the world.

    The NY Chapter Scholarship is due on 10/14/2020. Please click the following web links to find more detailed information.

    General Scholarship Informatoin:

    Information on other NEWH Scholarships can be found here. Submit all questions to Ms. Kristen Hagen at

  • Scottsdale Recovery Center's Humanitarian Scholarship Program

    The Scottsdale Recovery Center Humanitarian Scholarship Program will provide $1500 to a student for use in undergraduate or graduate education programs.

    Students applying for this scholarship must be enrolling in a university of higher learning next year or currently enrolled at a collegiate institution in a program that culminates with a bachelor or graduate degree. All scholarship applicants must be age 18 or over and currently enrolled as a high school senior through college graduate level student.

    All scholarship applicants must compose a 500-word essay, double-spaced, revealing how these funds will help in your personal quest for higher learning. Please cite personal experiences that illustrate examples of humanitarian or philanthropic efforts in social settings for community service or health care. Include ideologies or people who have influenced your decision to pursue education and vocational aspirations in the health or human services field.

    Deadline to apply for Winter 2021 Humanitarian Scholarship is December 15, 2020.

    Details on application instruction can be found here.

  • WebstaurantStore Biannual Culinary & Hospitality Scholarship

    The WebstaurantStore Biannual Culinary & Hospitality Scholarship has been awarded since 2015. Twice a year, we award a one-time grant to students currently enrolled in or planning to attend a culinary arts or hospitality management program.

    Deadlines for each semester are December 1st and June 15th annually.

    We've set up this scholarship in order to support the next generation of innovative chefs and restaurant managers, all of whom are such a critical part of WebstaurantStore's success. The scholarship is open to all students who are currently enrolled in culinary or hospitality programs, as well as high school seniors, GED students, and non-traditional learning students who plan to enroll in similar programs at the start of the next year. The winning applicant will receive $1,500 towards the cost of their education. Additional details can be found on our scholarship page.

    The WebstaurantStore  is the nation’s leading online restaurant supply store with employees, offices, and distribution centers in seven states. We provide restaurant supplies and equipment to the foodservice industry as well as individual customers worldwide. With thousands of available products and over six million orders shipped, we are dedicated to fostering the next generation of hospitality and foodservice professionals. The WebstaurantStore offers this scholarship as a sign of our commitment to the hospitality community.