Wilson Family Scholars Fund: Funded in honor of the late Kemmons Wilson Sr., founder of Holiday Inns, this scholarship
is available to entering freshman majoring in hospitality business management. Candidates
will have outstanding academic record in high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher, high
SAT and ACT scores. Two letters of recommendation, a demonstrated community service record and interview
is required for consideration. Internships and service learning is required of Wilson
Scholars while enrolled at the University of Memphis. Travel funds are included for each scholar in the junior and senior year for attendance
at national industry conferences. Scholarship is renewable for four years if GPA, service hours and internship requirements
are met. (Up to $24,000 over four years for up to six students)
InterContinental Hotels Group: The leading corporate partner to the Wilson School provides at least six scholarships
for students enrolled in the Sophomore, Junior or Senior levels with preference given to women and minorities.
GPA, leadership and service required. Annual application required. (Up to $3,000 annually)
Frank Flautt, Jr. Scholarship: Multiple awards are available to students of the Kemmons Wilson School that have a
2.3 GPA or higher, hospitality work experience and career aspirations in the lodging
industry. (Up to $2,000)
John Q. Hammons Hotel Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to out-of-state of Tennessee residents who are HPRM
majors at the Wilson School. High school record, GPA, and test scores determine eligibility
for freshmen. GPA for upper level students. (Up to $6,000 for tuition differential for out of state students)
Jay Uiberall Legacy Fund Scholarship: The recipients of this scholarship will be enrolled at the University of Memphis
and will be a full-time student (12 credits) enrolled in the Kemmons Wilson School
of Hospitality and Resort Management. Preference will be given to a rising junior
who has interned/worked in a restaurant and has career plans to work in the food services
industry upon graduation. Candidates will have a minimum GPA of 2.5. (Up to $3,000)
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI): Students of the Kemmons Wilson School are eligible for scholarships to support travel
to attend an HSMAI sponsored conference. Students must have hospitality work experience and good academic standing. ($1,000)
Metropolitan Memphis Hotel Lodging Association (MMH&A) Scholarship: Eligible students will have a minimum GPA of 2.5, 250 hours of lodging work experience
and completed 12 hours in the HPRM major. (Up to $2,500 annually)
SKAL International: Full and part-time HPRM students eligible. ($500)
Memphis Restaurant Association/Sysco Memphis, LLC Scholarship: Preference will be given to students enrolled at junior and senior level, enrolled
in the HPRM major and who demonstrate interest in a food and beverage career. Students
must be residents of Shelby County, Tennessee, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and be a
full-time student. ($1,500)
Perkins Restaurants & Bakery: Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial hardship and are residents
of Shelby County, Tennessee. Students can be either a full or part-time and have reached
the sophomore level. (Up to $1,500 annually)
International Gold and Silver Plate Society: Full-time Wilson School students who are interested in Food Services. ($1,000)
North Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association: Full-time Kemmons Wilson School student with hospitality work experience, demonstrated
financial need and personal goals. An essay is required. ($1,500)
Tennessee Hosptality Education Foundation (THEF) Scholarship: Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) at the Kemmons Wilson School with
a GPA of 2.7 or higher, having completed at least one grading year (sophomore) and
have worked or is currently working in the industry. Email Rebecca Fowler, Director
of Education, for an application. The deadline to apply is April 27, 2012. (Five
scholarships valued at $1,000 each.) http://www.tnhospitality.net/index.php?p=11&s=57
AH&LEF (American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation) Scholarships: Annual Scholarship Program requires schools to select the student recipients ($500-3,000). Packard Memorial Scholarship requires students to be nominated by their schools ($2,000-$5,000). Hymans Extended Stay Scholarship requires students to be nominated by their schools ($1,000-$3,000). Hyatt Fund for Minority Management, apply directly online or download ($2,000). American Express, apply directly online or download ($500-$2,000). Ecolab, apply directly-download ($1,000-$2,000). IAHI, apply directly-must be HIE employee/ download ($1,750). Bill Fisher Scholarships, School Select ($1,000-$3,000). (May 1, except IAHI-June 1.)
IFEC (The International Foodservice Editorial Council Scholarship, http://ifeconline.com/:
Annual IFEC Scholarship Award. Apply Directly - Download (March 15) ($500-$4,000).
NRA (National Restaurant Assocation Educational Foundation) http://www.nraef.org/:
Academic Scholarship, $2,500 (Mar.15). Coca-Cola Salute To Excellence, $5,000 (Apr 15). ProStart National Certificate, $2,500 (Aug. 18). Apply Directly - Download / Online for all.
IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) http://www.iacconline.org/:
Conference Center Industry Award, $5,000 (Feb. 5), requires students to be nominated by their schools. Annual Conference Scholarship (Future Leader Award) NCV $3,000 (Feb. 4). Apply Directly - download.
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) http://asta.org/: ASTA Tourism Cares - Contiki
Vacations, Undergraduate Scholarship, $1,500 (Jun 20). Apply Directly - Download.
CMAA (Club Managers Association of America) http://cmaa.org/: Joe Perdue Scholarship,
$2,500 (May 1). Apply directly, download.
TIA (Travel Industry Association of America) http://www.ustravel.org/: TIA Foundation
Scholarships, $3,000 (June 30). Requires students to be nominated by their schools.
United States Achievement Academy http://www.usaa-academy.com/: National Collegiate
Business Merit Awards (Dr. George A. Stevens Founder's Award) Up to $10,000. Requires students to be nominated by their schools.
PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) http://www.pcma.org/x9.xml: Multicultural Scholarship, $1,000 (Mar 12). Requires students to be nominated by their schools.
College Board, www.collegeboard.org: Fred Zahn Foundation Scholarship, $1,500 (Apr. 15). Apply directly.
Tourism Cares, http://www.tourismcares.org/ $1,000-3,500 (Apr. 1). Apply Directly.
Other Scholarship Websites: www.textbookx.com/scholarships, Scholarship Deadline: October 31; www.collegeboard.org, Scholarship Deadline: May 31; www.collegedate.com, Scholarship Deadline: April 15.
If a scholarship requires the school's dean or department head nominate a candidate,
please speak with Dr. Radesh Palakurthi about the possibility of him nominating you.