FRLAEF Scholarship Applications–Current & Former Students!
The FRLAEF will award approximately $40,000 in scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year! These scholarships will be awarded in the Spring. The scholarship application link is below. Please share with all your graduating seniors who are going to post secondary school to study anything in the field of Culinary, Foodservice or Hospitality.
Application deadline: March 19, 2021
The FRLAEF will award two to three $1,000 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary culinary, foodservice or hospitality program. Please get the word out to your former students!
Application deadline for postsecondary students is May 21, 2021
Florida HTMP Competition—Canceled
We appreciate all the teachers and supervisors that provided information on current travel restrictions. Since very few school districts are currently allowing travel, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 HTMP Competition. While seven schools expressed an interest in competing, only a couple local schools are currently allowed to travel. Since only a couple of schools that completed the survey may travel, unfortunately it isn’t feasible to hold the competition this year.
We are disappointed as we were looking forward to some sense of normalcy! Hopefully next year we will be able to resume our typical competition schedule.
AHLAF Scholarship Application Open–Deadline to Apply is February 15
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation (AHLAF) scholarship application is now open. 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.
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 2020-2021 school year. If you are already employed at a hotel, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The 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 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.
NRAEF Scholarship Applications Now Open
For the first time in five years, the majority of college-bound seniors plan to take out a loan (CNBC) to fund their college education. To support passionate students pursuing their post-secondary education, the NRAEF’s scholarship applications will open Friday, January 15th, offering financial aid for students, military servicemen and women and individuals pursuing a restaurant, foodservice or hospitality career. The NRAEF will award nearly $1 million in scholarships and grants to individuals across the country. Learn more here. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2021.
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REMOTE PROCTORING FOR HTMP NOW AVAILABLE!
Florida’s DOE is honoring the previously approved HTMP remote proctoring for certifications that will be applied to the 2019-2020 school year. CLICK HERE for the list of approved home testing certifications. This process will allow your approved proctor to administer the HTMP exam to up to 3 students at one time. You will watch your students take the exam using your school sanctioned web/video conferencing software.
In the past, the fee to take the exam was covered when you purchased a scantron in the HTMP workbook. There is currently no way to purchase just the HTMP scantron. Therefore, you may turn in your current scantrons to receive your online voucher code. Contact Stacey Metz at email@example.com if you need to exchange scantrons for codes.
CHI Scholarships Available
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) offers the Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) designation to hospitality instructors. Professional certifications have become a requirement for many secondary school teachers and workforce instructors. The Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) provides teachers in secondary school hospitality classes and workforce development programs with a solid foundation of hospitality knowledge and skills, so they can more effectively convey the information to students and better prepare them for careers in hospitality. Prospective CHI candidates may teach one of EI’s hospitality programs, including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), Skills, Tasks, And Result Training (START), or any other secondary-level hospitality curriculum.
The CHI learning format is a two-level self-study program that includes print resources and online study modules presented by Michael “Doc” Terry, CHE, a hospitality instructor at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Each level consists of 13 modules with an online exam that must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher. The learning modules relate to the content presented in EI’s, two-year high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). Candidates must also complete a 120-hour hospitality internship to earn the certification. Certification candidates have six months to complete the program requirements.
The cost for the new certification program is $750.00, which includes both books, the online courses, and the exams.
The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients.
More information can also be found here.