Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. entering junior year or senior year at a four-year school in the fall of the calendar year of application, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants from a two-year school will have completed 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants from a four-year school entering junior or senior year will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. A graduate student may be entering any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of application. For a complete application, applicant needs to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, official transcript, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional), and an essay. Essay topic: If undergraduate level student: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry; or, if graduate level student: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry? Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.
|Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest
|Required areas of study
|hospitality with focus on travel and tourism, tourism-specific area
|Awarded every year?
|Must be repaid?
|Required to attend a specific school?
|Separate application required?
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