HTMP NewsBites December 2021

AHLA Scholarship Now Open

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) offers two types of scholarships:

  • Self-nominated – open to all hospitality management students enrolled in a U.S. college or university
  • School-nominated – requires school affiliation with the AHLA Foundation

All hospitality students, regardless of where they attend school, have access to more than $500,000 in scholarships offered through the Foundation’s self-nominated scholarships:

This year, the Foundation will disburse $1 million through its nine hospitality management scholarship programs for students ranging from freshmen to graduate students. Some scholarships are reserved for current hotel employees or minorities. Others are open to full-time or part-time students. Award amounts range from $500 to $7,500.

In order to apply for an AHLA Foundation scholarship, you must be able to answer Yes to the following question:
  1. Will you be enrolled in a hospitality management degree granting program at a U.S. college or university for the upcoming 2022 Fall semester? Qualifying majors include programs such as hotel administration, hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, and travel/tourism.
CLICK HERE for the application. Application closes mid-February.


The FRLAEF will award $44,000 in scholarships during the 2021-2022 school year. These scholarships will be awarded during the Salute to Excellence Awards in the Spring. The scholarship application will be available in January.

All HTMP graduating seniors may apply for this one-time $2,000 scholarship.

Hospitality Industry Internships

The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTMP instructors to work in a lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600.

To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the HTMP curriculum during the 2021-2022 school year. If you are already employed at a restaurant or hotel, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The restaurant/hotel must be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as an HII internship location.

The applicant must secure a position at a foodservice or lodging facility where a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on experience is guaranteed. The host location may pay the recipient but is not required to do so.

The FRLAEF will award 11 HII’s this school year on a first-come, first-served basis. So apply NOW! Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award notification from the FRLAEF.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Florida HTMP Competition Teams Set

The 18th Annual HTMP Competition will take place Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.  The FRLAEF will cover some costs of the competing teams, including hotel stay and some meals. Congratulations to the following HTMP Competition teams:

Cooper City High School

Freedom High School

Gainesville High School

Oak Ridge High School

Orange Technical College Mid Florida

Osceola High School

Robert Morgan Educational Center

Stoneman Douglas High School

Windermere High School

UCF Rosen Research Magazine

The UCF Rosen School of Hospitality, along with its partner, Research Features, has just issued its fourth installment of their magazine. The magazine is based on research that focuses on subjects that are impacting the hospitality and tourism industry. This issue includes an article about the founding dean of UCF Rosen School of Hospitality, Abraham Pizam, Ph.D.

Summer 2021 Issue

Winter 2020 Issue

Fall 2019 Issue

Spring 2019 Issue