Are you a lodging industry employee who would like to continue your education at no cost to you or your current/prior employer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to elevate your education and check an item off your bucket list during this economic downturn. 

Who Qualifies? 

Lodging industry employees who have lost their job or been furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to have their educational expenses covered by the Foundation.  An employment verification form provided by the AHLA Foundation will require signature by the employee’s prior employer, along with a copy of the employee’s most recent paystub in order to be deemed eligible.   

English as a Second Language (ESL)  

If English is not your primary language, the AHLA Foundation can help you learn valuable English skills so that you can communicate more effectively with hotel guests and fellow employees.  Classes are taught via online learning and can help to improve your language ability through an easy to understand method.  The AHLA Foundation will cover all of your expenses for this online learning program.   

Minimum technology requirements: A computer with internet or any mobile phone (no internet or data plan required)

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Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL)

Si el inglés no es su idioma principal, la Fundación AHLA puede ayudarle a aprender las habilidades importantes de inglés para que usted pueda comunicarse más eficazmente con los huéspedes de los hoteles y con sus compañeros de trabajo. Las clases se ofrecen en línea y ayudan a mejorar las habilidades con un método fácil de entender. La Fundación AHLA cubrirá el costo de este programa de aprendizaje en línea.

Los requisitos mínimos de tecnología: una computadora con internet, o cualquier teléfono celular (con o sin internet/datos)

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GED

Have you ever wanted to complete your high school diploma but have not had the time or financial resources?  The GED is a recognized alternative to the US High School Diploma, and the AHLA Foundation can provide scholarship funding to help you pursue a GED online.  Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential.   

Minimum technology requirements: Student must have access to a computer with internet  

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Associate Degree Courses

Are you an industry employee who has always wanted to obtain a college degree but never had the time?  Or did you start your degree but temporarily stop due to financial constraints?  The AHLA Foundation can cover the cost so you can enroll in online post-secondary classes from a list of approved partners in the weeks ahead.  Depending on the number of classes, your major or degree, and your current school it is possible that 100% of your expenses will be covered by this scholarship fund.   

Minimum technology requirements: Computer (not mobile or tablet), internet connection, and a webcam 

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