About the Scholarship


Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students is granted by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF). The establishment is the charitable, non-benefit affiliate of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) to assist individuals with building careers, improve their lives, and strengthen the lodging industry. 

This grant was begun in the year 1988 to give a financial guide to minority understudies seeking after a degree in hotel management.

What are the student's meeting their requirements?

  • Students must have been completed all sections of the AHLEF scholarship application.

  • An essay of 500 words is to be submitted describing their background.

  • Candidates are required to demonstrate their financial need.

  • Most recent college, high school, or GED transcript is to be submitted by the students applying for this scholarship.

  • The understudies applying for this award must present a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2000 annually, which is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies each year based on the students meeting their requirements.

Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of February 15, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are accessible online on the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a minority student (African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, or Asian/Pacific Islander).

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters (or fall semester only if graduating in December).

  • Must be enrolled in a baccalaureate hospitality management major.

  • Must be of at least junior standing in the upcoming fall semester.

  • This award is for U.S. students.

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