Academic Scholarships

Fund your education! With our nine different scholarship programs, there’s something for everyone.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are open!

Scholarship Eligibility

Have questions about the AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarships?

Read our FAQ sheet for more information.

Should you have any general questions regarding our scholarship application, please contact us via email to and to our Senior Manager of Academic Programs, Andrew Whitson,


Andrew Whitson
Senior Manager, Academic Programs

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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