Scholarships

At Niagara, we know the importance of keeping a great education affordable and within reach of students and families. 

We are proud of the investment that local foundations and our university have made in the college. These investments allow us to deliver financial aid offers to all College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management majors, including scholarships sponsored by the university and national affiliated programs.

College Specific Scholarships

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NEWH New York Chapter is offering scholarships

  • Open to students with a major and career objective within hospitality: (interior design, culinary, hotel management, architecture, etc.)
  • Student must be attending college in: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Northern New Jersey
  • Apply before: October 10, 2022
  • Membership is not required but it is FREE to students + full-time educators
  • Students can apply for NEWH scholarships by mail, email or online.
  • You may download more information, flyer and the Application Form (PDF file) from the link above.

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Web: https://newh.org/chapters/new-york/

Facebook: NEWH.NewYork  @newhinc   @NEWHScholarships

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Scholarship Amount: Varies

Application Deadline: Varies

For sophomore, junior, and senior students enrolled in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Please contact the CHTM department for additional information. Open to all residents of New York State.

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Statler Foundation Small Scholarship Program

Scholarship Amount: Varies

Application Deadline: Varies

The College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management is proud to partner with Metz Culinary Management to offer students both learning experiences and scholarship support. As one the leading  providers of dining management services, in the U.S. by Food Management Magazine, Metz has generously created an annual scholarship fund to help Hospitality and Tourism students offset the cost of learning or working abroad. 

Awarded to incoming College of Hospitality and Tourism Management students.

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Metz Culinary Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: 7,500 per year

Application Deadline: March 10, 2023 - Deadline extended

Established in 2018, the Merani Scholarship was developed to foster the outstanding hospitality leaders of tomorrow. Recipients will train and work alongside Merani executives at one of the organization’s five hotel properties in the Niagara Falls region--three on the American side of the falls and two in Ontario, Canada. Merani also operates a food truck and four restaurants. This exceptional opportunity will augment the knowledge gained in the classroom. The Merani Hotel Group can be found at www.meranihotelgroup.com.

Students must be starting in Fall 2023 and enrolled in the Hotel & Restaurant Management or Tourism & Recreation Management Program. 

Application Requirements

  • Resume focusing on the candidate’s extracurricular activities/leadership
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two essays answering: 

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Merani Scholarship

After submitting your application and essays in the SOS system, please email your letters of recommendation and resume to Erin Clark.

Scholarship Amount: Varies

Application Deadline: Varies

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.

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College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Alumni and Friends Scholarship

National Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Scholarships

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Scholarship Amount:

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000
  • 10 additional $1,000 scholarships will be given out

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

Uncommon Sports Group is committed to your development!  This scholarship is available to anyone pursuing a career in collegiate and/or professional sports.  The USG Reflection Scholarship can be used for personal, spiritual, or professional development.  This may include paying off student loans, tuition, job board memberships, conference fees, etc.

Scholarship Amount: $7,500

Application deadline: February 15, 2022

The Foundation, founded by a group of hoteliers in 1953, is the charitable fundraising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). It is also the primary source of financial support for lodging industry-related research and educational opportunities for students and educational institutions focused on hospitality industry careers. Its core mission is to help people build careers that improve their lives, and strengthen the industry. In an effort to provide the necessary resources to address important issues affecting the industry, the Foundation has expanded its mission into areas such as workforce development and technology advancement.

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AHLA Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Application deadline: November 2023

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. Up to two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2500 USD each. 

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Association of Destination Management Executives International

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship, contact the ADMEI office at +1-512-551-0407 or admei@admei.org

Scholarship Amount: Varies 

Application Deadline: December 1 and June 15

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WebstaurantStore.com

The WebstaurantStore.com 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.

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.com 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.