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Hospitality Scholarships

School of Hospitality Scholarships

Each year the School of Hospitality awards a number of student scholarships. Criteria for hospitality scholarships vary with the funding source but overall include scholastic performance, work experience, extracurricular activities, career goals and financial need.

Atlanta Hospitality Alliance Scholarship


This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Hospitality Alliance. Founded in 2009, AHA provides a forum for networking and professional development to Atlanta-area hotel owners, developers, operators, franchisors and professional service providers. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in hotel development or management, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Cecil B. Day Scholarship in Hospitality Achievement


This scholarship was established in memory of the founder of Days Inn and the namesake of the School of Hospitality. It is awarded to hospitality majors based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Hospitality Financial & Technology Professional Scholarship


This scholarship was established by the international professional association HFTP. Since 1952, HFTP has been dedicated to providing members with extraordinary networking opportunities, industry-leading certification programs and events, and essential resources for professional growth. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in the financial and/or technical specializations, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Hunter Realty Scholarship in Hotel Development


This scholarship was established by Hunter Realty, a leading hotel broker since 1978. In addition to recognizing academic performance and work experience, the scholarship gives preference to students with career plans in hotel development and double-majors in hospitality and real estate or finance.

John Jordan Scholarship in Club Management


This scholarship was established in honor of John Jordan, a national leader in the private club industry. Jordan was the general manager/CEO of the Cherokee Town and Country Club for over 46 years. During his career, he was elected president of the Club Managers Association of America. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in club management, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

The Atlanta Concierge Society Kevin Roach Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship, funded by the professional association for hotel concierges in Atlanta, is in memory of Kevin Roach, a long-time hotel employee who was dedicated to quality guest service. The Concierge Society of Atlanta presents this scholarship to a hospitality major with work experience in the hotel industry in a concierge or guest service capacity.

Robert R. King Memorial Scholarship in Hospitality & Tourism


This scholarship is in memory of Robert King, a leader in Georgia’€™s hospitality industry as president of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. It is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Spurgeon Richardson Scholarship in Hospitality Leadership


This scholarship is in honor of Spurgeon Richardson, a leader in Atlanta’€™s hospitality community for decades. Richardson served as president and CEO of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau for 17 years. In this role, he positioned tourism as one of the city’€™s top economic drivers and helped Atlanta develop into a world-class city. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.