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Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation
The American Express Scholarship annually awards $500-$1,000 and $1,000-$2,000, respectively, to associate and bachelor’s degree students who are undergraduate hospitality management majors at a U.S. college or university and (1) either work a minimum of 20 hours per week at an AHLA member hotel with at least 12 months’ hotel experience OR (2) are a dependent of a qualified employee and have past employment in some capacity in the hospitality industry. To confirm your hotel is an AHLA member, we recommend contacting AHLA’s membership department.
If you’re an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in hospitality management and have current or past experience working in the hospitality/hotel industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.
The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), is dedicated to helping people build careers, improve their lives and strengthen the lodging industry. They are committed to elevating, educating, and empowering individuals and the public on the industry's story of opportunity and advancement. The Foundation offers a portfolio of scholarships, workforce development initiatives, and industry-recognized certifications that prepare employees for future success.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
Applicants must either be currently employed by an AHLA member hotel or be a dependent of a qualified employee
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
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