266 Hospitality Students Receive AH&LEF Scholarships
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), awarded 266 scholarships, totaling $403,500, through three of its core programs ? the Annual Scholarship Grant, Incoming Freshman Scholarship, and Graduate Scholarship programs.
The Annual Scholarship Grant Program, the Foundation?s biggest program, is co-administered with 85 universities and colleges.? In 2013, 237 students, nominated by AH&LEF-affiliated schools, received $318,500 in funds.? The program is funded from proceeds of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the Foundation?s Annual Giving Campaign, previous AH&LEF?capital campaigns, annual special events, as well as the following scholarship funds:
– Melinda Bush
– John Clifford Memorial
– Cecil B. Day Memorial
– Handlery Foundation
– Conrad N. Hilton Memorial
– Hilton Worldwide
– Creighton Holden Memorial
– Steve Hymans Memorial
– Richard Kelley
– Richard Kessler
– J. Willard Marriott Memorial
– Curtis C. Nelson
This is the sixth year for two new AH&LEF scholarships ? incoming hospitality management freshmen and graduate students.? Nineteen incoming freshmen received scholarships totaling $35,000, and 10 graduate students received $5,000 scholarships.? In total, AH&LEF awarded $528,000 to 339 hospitality management students through its 10 academic scholarship programs this year.
For more information about AH&LEF scholarships and other programs, contact Michelle Poinelli, senior vice president of foundation programs, at (202) 289-3181 firstname.lastname@example.org?or visit?www.ahlef.org.
AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, as well as funding for hospitality industry research.