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The VRTLA Education Foundation offers annual scholarships to provide financial assistance to worthy individuals studying in the hospitality industry. Scholarships are designed to provide assistance to deserving students seeking to further their knowledge at all levels of higher education. Through generous financial contributions from restaurateurs, hoteliers and hospitality suppliers throughout the Commonwealth, we have been able to provide over $200,000 in scholarship funding to high school students studying in the hospitality field.

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2017 Scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2017.

VRLTAEF/NRAEF Co-Branded Scholarship

Presented by the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Education Foundation (VRLTAEF) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Applicants are not eligible to receive the co-branded scholarship and another NRAEF scholarship in the same year with the exception of the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement Scholarship.

Graduating High School, Vocational School or Post Secondary School Scholarship

Awarded to high school and vocational school graduates who plan to study in the hospitality industry at a Virginia two year or four year college/ university or post secondary school that specializes in culinary arts. This award is based upon the student’s desire to pursue a degree in this industry and a previously proven record of interest, such as part-time or summer employment in the industry. The student’s academic background is expected to be a C average or better.

Community College Scholarship

Designed for students who have completed one year of hospitality industry education at a Virginia Community College and have achieved a 2.5 overall grade point average on a 4-point system. In addition, they must have demonstrated their interest in the industry by having either part-time or summer work experience in the hospitality industry.

Four Year College/ University Scholarship

Designed for students who have completed two full years at a four year college/ university majoring in the hospitality industry management and has demonstrated successful academic achievement and interest in the hospitality industry. A student must have achieved a 2.5 overall grade point average on a 4-point system and have demonstrated a successful work experience background within the industry.

Graduating High School, Vocational School or Post Secondary School Scholarship (Out of State)

Awarded to high school and vocational school graduates who plan to study the hospitality industry at either a two year or four year college/ university or post secondary school students who specialize in the culinary arts not in Virginia. The award is based upon the student’s desire to pursue a degree in this industry as well as a previously proven record of interest, such as part-time or summer employment in the industry. The student’s academic background is expected to be a C average or better.

For other scholarship opportunities, visit NRAEF or email Jim Wilson.

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