April 24, 2024


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AHLA Awards Over $1 Million in Academic Scholarships – Hotel Magazine

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AHLA Awards Over $1 Million in Academic Scholarships – Hotel Magazine

The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) has awarded over one million dollars to 336 hospitality students for the academic school year of 2022-23.

This year’s diverse pool of recipients includes 51 percent students of colour and 72 percent female students ranging in age from 18 to 70. With six-affiliated Historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs), the hotel industry foundation continues its strong commitment to supporting the future of hospitality, offering financial assistance to deserving scholarship recipients.

In the second year of its partnership with ten community colleges, the number of two-year college students awarded scholarships has grown by 56 percent to 88 recipients. The remaining 248 recipients are enrolled in four-year hospitality programmes at 71 institutions across 36 states. To date, AHLA Foundation has contributed almost $16 million nationwide.

Scholarship recipients for the 2022/2023 academic year:

  • Joshua Jackson (New Mexico State University)
  • Allison Busch (San Diego State University)
  • Santiago Reveles Gonzalez (University of Houston) 

“Now more than ever, it is critical to empower the future minds of the hospitality industry. Through this generous giving, the scholarship recipients at these various institutions will build upon their skills to discover the many exciting career opportunities our industry has to offer,” said Sarah Cozewith, Vice President of Workforce Development of the AHLA Foundation. “We could not be more thrilled to help them on their journey.”

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