More Than $545,000 In Scholarships Available Through AH&LEF
Foundation Launches Revamped Website
In addition, AH&LEF has launched a new Website. The entire site, including the application forms, is now compatible with multiple platforms such as smartphones and tablets. For academic scholarships, the forms are more user-friendly, allowing applicants to easily upload files, including transcript documentation. Additionally, a new login area allows applicants to print their application and reference their application identification number. The system also flags the applicant if they do not meet some of the specific eligibility criteria of the scholarship(s) for which they are applying and to incomplete areas of their application.
In 2013, AH&LEF disbursed more than $1 million to prepare promising college students for a career in hospitality, to attract and retain talented industry professionals, and to fund valuable research for lodging properties. Since the Foundation’s inception, approximately $18.5 million has been distributed through its scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs.AH&LEF is the not-for-profit affiliate of AH&LA and is funded solely by charitable donations from progressive hospitality leaders and companies within the industry. All AH&LEF contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information about donating, contact Michelle Poinelli, senior vice president of foundation programs, at (202) 289-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit .
AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, professional certification, and instructional material as well as funding for hospitality industry research.
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.