Scholarships for High School Seniors

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships are available from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation for high school seniors who have been accepted into the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. For more information and to download an application, visit: 
Deadline: May 1 

Hendricks County

Hendricks County, Indiana HCCVB has developed a scholarship for Hendricks County students wanting to pursue a career in the tourism and hospitality fields.  The one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is for a high school senior at a Hendricks County school.  Students can apply through the Common Application with the Hendricks County Community Foundation   
Deadline: February

Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (Illinois residents only)

Scholarships are available for high school seniors who are residents of Illinois and have been accepted into Hospitality and Tourism Management. Visit to find information about scholarship requirements and to download an application.

Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Applications will be accepted from individuals who are preparing for a career in destination management, length of the program may be one year or longer.  Visit this link for a scholarship application and requirements:
Deadline:  December 7

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

There is a scholarship for high school seniors with foodservice experience who have been accepted into Hospitality and Tourism Management. Visit for scholarship requirements and to download an application.

Tourism Cares Scholarship

Tourism Cares awards up to 50 Academic Scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 for a total of up to $70,000. The Academic Scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism, or hospitality related programs of study at accredited schools within the United States and Canada. For additional information and scholarship application, visit Tourism Cares

For More Information Contact:

Jonathon Day, PhD, Scholarship Committee Chair
(765) 496-2084

Hospitality & Tourism Management, 900 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, PH:(765) 494-4643, Fax: (765) 494-0327

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