The HSMAI Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Program
HSMAI to Award Scholarships to Students Pursuing Hospitality Industry Degrees
For the fourth year, graduate students exclusively will be considered for the HSMAI Foundation Mike Dimond Scholarship. Dimond was highly regarded in the hospitality sales and marketing industry and passed in 2008.
"The HSMAI Foundation is proud that our scholarship funding over the years has helped many hospitality sales and marketing professionals complete their undergraduate and graduate work and enter the industry better equipped to not only face the business challenges, but develop the skills needed to become tomorrow"s hospitality leaders," said Fran Brasseux, executive director of HSMAI Foundation. "Leadership development is an important part of our mission both for new professionals and for seasoned ones. Our new HSMAI Foundation mission statement "to develop knowledge and insights for the future to fuel sales, inspire marketing and optimize revenue" is aligned with the new mission and work at HSMAI."
The 2011 recipients of the merit scholarships, sponsored by American Express, were Carly Beckner, University of Delaware; Jamie Choi, New York University; Sara Garvey, Temple University; Katie Tolman, Florida Atlantic University; and Jacob Youngblood, University of Wisconsin - Stout.
Scholarship funds awarded from the HSMAI Foundation and partner American Express are forwarded to the winning recipients" colleges to be applied to tuition for the subsequent semester. Applicants are reviewed through their grade point average, extracurricular involvement in HSMAI and other organizations / associations at their respective colleges, two recommendation forms and three personal essays depicting why they are deserving of the scholarship funds.
Students interested in applying for the HSMAI Foundation scholarships can find additional information and requirements at www.hsmaifoundation.org. All applications must be received by June 15, 2012 and beneficiaries will be notified July 15, 2012.
About HSMAI Foundation
Established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, the HSMAI Foundation's mission is to develop knowledge and insights for the future to fuel sales, inspire marketing and optimize revenue. For more information on the HSMAI Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, visit www.hsmaifoundation.org
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry"s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
HSMAI is the leading association of sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry. With over 7,000 members in 35 countries, HSMAI is a global network of individuals, chapters, businesses and organizations. All industry segments are represented including hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships, car rental agencies, restaurants, attractions and theme parks, convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies and reservation sales organizations.
As the regional chapter for the metropolitan area, HSMAI Greater New York serves a community of over 500 hospitality professionals who are committed to the highest standards of service and ongoing professional development.
Membership is open to anyone in hospitality sales, marketing or management as well as travel and tourism educators and service providers who support the industry. HSMAI continues to lead the industry by providing education and market research to its members.