Academic Scholarships

Thank you to all who applied!

The deadline to apply for scholarships covering the 2024-2025 academic year are now closed, and applications are undergoing review. Those selected as recipients will be notified in May.

Scholarship Eligibility

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  • What excites me the most about the hospitality industry is the fact that it connects the world. These scholarships are going to help me achieve such visions by giving me the resources needed to obtain a valuable education and preparation to assure that I enter this industry prepared to serve others and myself for success.
    Ximena Medina Villarreal
    University of Houston
    2022 Academic Scholarship Recipient
  • Winning this scholarship means a lot to me, it will assist me in building relationships with professionals in the industry. As well as reducing the debt burden of college which will allow me to focus on my academic studies while continuing to actively serve in my community. Thank you for the generous funding.
    Joshua Jackson
    New Mexico State University
  • To continue my education, I have decided to enroll in the master’s program for Business Administration at NCCU. I plan to have a concentration in Real Estate and Wealth Management. This will help me get even closer to my future goals of being a hotel developer and becoming an owner someday. This scholarship has put me closer to accomplishing my goals and I could not be more grateful.
    Chandler Williamson
    North Carolina Central University