AHLA Scholarship Now Open
- 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:
- Banks Brown Graduate Scholarship
- American Express
- Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
- Incoming Freshman
- Opening Doors to Opportunity
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.
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.
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.