All first-year and current HRTM students are eligible to apply for our college's scholarship opportunities. We welcome your applications, and hope that you will be able to find a fund that can support your financial, academic and professional needs. 

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) Self-Nominated Scholarships
Award amount $500-$7500

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at a college or university
Learn more about the American Hotel scholarship
ASTA Holland America Line Undergraduate Scholarship
Award amount: One award at $2,500

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Cumulative, or overall, 3.0 grade point average (GPA), or greater, on a U. S. 4.0 scale 
  • Enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at a college or university
Learn more about the ASTA Holland America Line scholarship
ASTA Alaska Airlines Scholarship
Award amount: One award at $2,000

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Cumulative, or overall, 3.0 grade point average (GPA), or greater, on a U. S. 4.0 scale
  • Enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at a college or university
Learn more about the ASTA Alaska Airlines scholarship
Art Institute Grants and Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships to new and current students during the upcoming school year. Our dedicated Student Financial Aid officers will help you explore all your options—including grants, loans, and scholarships—as you prepare to launch a creative career where you do what you love. 

Learn more about the Art Institute scholarship
Clark DeHaven Trust Scholarship
Award amount: 4 awards at $5,000

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to a foodservice career.
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to an undergraduate degree in a field of study designed to prepare students for careers in foodservice, or related areas.
Learn more about the Clark DeHaven Trust scholarship
Ecolab Scholarship
Award amount: Baccalaureate Majors-$2,000 | Associate Majors-$1,000 

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Enrolled in at leader 12 credit hours for both the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters
  • An undergraduate hospitality management major at a U.S. college or university
  • No letters of recommendation required 
Learn more about the Ecolab scholarship
Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students Scholarship
Award amount: $3,000 award and a plaque

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters, or just the Fall semester if graduating this December
  • Baccalaureate hospitality management major in a U.S. college or university 
  • At least a junior for the upcoming fall semester 
  • Open to minority students: African-American. Hispanic, Native American/Alaska, and Asian/Pacific Islander
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  • A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • No letters of recommendation are required
Learn more about the Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management scholarship
International Association of Exhibitions and Events Helen Brett Scholarship
Award amount: Up to $5,000 in tuition assistance, Consideration will be given for scholarship recipients to have an internship experience at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Eligibility Criteria list:

  • Full-time student enrolled at an accredited college, university, junior or technical college in a degree program focusing on exhibition/event management
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average on 4.0 scale
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation by faculty and/or from exhibition industry leader
  • Official transcript
  • One page essay submission (500-1,000 words) on an explanation of your goals and desired roles in the exhibitions and events industry
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  • Consideration to attend Expo! Expo! in Louisville, Kentucky, 8-10 December 2020
Learn more about the International Association of Exhibitions and Events Helen Brett scholarship
Nebraska Admirals Association Scholarship
Award amount: $1,000 Scholarships

Each spring, the Nebraska Admirals Association awards scholarships, through an application, interview and essay submission process, to students with junior status in the Travel & Tourism program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a student with junior status in the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 

  • Students must be U.S. citizens 
  • Must attach resume and essay, not exceeding 400 words, describing your school and community contributions and career goals 
  • Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Admirals Luncheon on date TBA in North Platte, Nebraska. 
Learn more about the Nebraska Admirals Association scholarship
Nebraska Restaurant Association Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship
Award amount: at the discretion of the committee, of up to $4,000.00

The Nebraska Restaurant Association Hospitality Education Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for qualified students that plan to pursue higher education within the state of Nebraska in the fields of culinary and hospitality. 

Learn more about the Nebraska Restaurant Association Hospitality scholarship
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH)

The goals of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest within the Hospitality Industry to students who are pursing a career in hospitality related fields. 

Learn more about the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality scholarship
Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship
Award amount: Award amount: up to 29 Academic Scholarships annually ranging from $2,000 from $4,000, for a total of more than $62,000.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada (exception: graduate research scholarships are international)
  • Full or part-time student enrolled in a travel, tourism or hospitality related program of study
  • Enrolled in the fall semester of a two or four year university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Cumulative or overall minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to UG students enrolled in second half of career: sophomores in associates program, juniors or seniors in bachelors; or graduate level students at any time (with the exception of the 1 High School Scholarship)
  • Online application opens in February of each year
Learn more about the Tourism Cares Academic scholarship
SHRM Foundation Scholarship 
Award amount: 30 scholarships for $2,500 for a degree-seeking undergraduate program
  • Current SHRM member (professional or student) 
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program at accredited institution of higher learning
  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, etc…) 
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Online application including short answer questions about volunteer/work experience and career aspirations; Current resume; Two letters of reference* 
Learn more about the SHRM Foundation scholarship
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Scholarships
Award amount: $2,000 - $7,500

Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship
Award amount: $2,000
Eligibility Criteria list: Up to 10 tuition-based scholarships of $2,000 each awarded

Learn more about the Undergrad SHRM scholarship

Roy B. Evans Student Scholarship
Award amount: Up to 2 tuition-based scholarships of $7,500 each
Awarded based on academic record, meetings industry experience, and involvement in the industry

Learn more about the Roy B. Evans Student scholarship

Foundation Scholars Program
Award amount: Tuition award of $3,500
Complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and 3 nights housing at PCMA Convening Leaders; Complimentary registration to PCMA Education Conference; PCMA student membership for one year; Complimentary access for one year to PCMA Premium Content Subscription; Complimentary access to Business Event Bootcamp, leading-edge online training; Recognition at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference; Networking event at PCMA Convening Leaders with business events industry leaders and Foundation donors 

  • Undergraduate student enrolled during the school year 
  • Interested in a career in the business events industry 
Learn more about the Foundation Scholars Program scholarship
Joe Perdue Scholarship

The Club Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards are made at the recommendation of The Club Foundation Allocation Committee (CFAC) and approved by the Board of Governors. The scholarship award is made directly to the registrar at the college or university the recipient attends.

Who Should Apply: Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed his/her freshman year of college and be enrolled for the full upcoming academic year in an accredited four-year institution. In addition, the candidate must have achieved and continue to maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

Learn more about the Joe Perdue scholarship
Student Chapter Grant Program
Award amount: Award amount: up to $500.

This annual grant program for Club Managers Association of America Student Chapters is comprised of two parts: a complimentary student registration to the CMAA World Conference for the Chapter President and a matching-funds travel grant to assist with expenses related to attending the Conference.

All current student chapters automatically receive a voucher for the complimentary Conference student registration. To receive the matching-funds travel grant, the student chapter must submit an official application and verify that they have raised funds which are then matched dollar for dollar by The Club Foundation up to a maximum of $500. All student chapters of CMAA are eligible to apply. In order to qualify the student chapter must:

  • Hold a fundraising event
  • Submit President’s Annual Report
  • Submit Current Chapter Budget
  • Submit Application for Grant
  • Submit Grantee Form stipulating that funds previously received were used for their intended purpose

The annual application deadline is October 1st!

Learn more about the Student Chapter Grant scholarship
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Joan Kunzman
Administrative Support Associate
402-472-3867
mkunzman2@unl.edu