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266 Hospitality Students Receive AH&LEF Scholarships

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October 7, 2013

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 or? visit?

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.

Source Hotel News Resource,

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