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 [email protected] 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.
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