Virginia Hospitality And Travel Associaiton Awards Scholarships to Eight Virginia Students
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Richmond, Va. – September 30, 2015 – The Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association Education Foundation (VHTAEF), in partnership with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF), has distributed $23,000 in scholarship awards to eight Virginia students. They include seven first-year collegians and one third-year.
The annual grants are provided to young people that reside in Virginia and who have shown a passion for and commitment to the foodservice and/or hospitality industries and intend to pursue or continue higher education opportunities in those fields.
“We hope that these recipients will use this money to further their education and then stay in Virginia after their higher education to enhance the quality of our restaurants, hotels and other attractions,” says Eric Terry, President of the VHTA.
In the last two years VHTAEF, which receives near dollar-for-dollar-matching from the NRAEF, has awarded $41,000 in scholarships to 23 students.
- Brittany Byram from Roanoke, Virginia, who is entering her first year at Concord University studying Hospitality Management.
- Skylar Fowler from Reston, Virginia, who is entering her third year at Northern Virginia Community College studying Hospitality Management.
- Kyron Holloman from Hampton, Virginia, who is entering her first year at the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) studying Culinary Arts.
- Carson Moreland from Virginia Beach, Virginia, who is entering his first year at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) studying Culinary Arts.
- Kyle Russell from Charlottesville, Virginia, who is entering his first year at the CIV studying Culinary Arts.
- Kyle Thomas from Charlottesville, Virginia, who is entering his first year at the CIV studying Baking & Pastry Arts.
- Donald Velazquez from Glen Allen, Virginia, who is entering his first year at the CIA studying Culinary Arts.
- Benjamin Watts from Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, who is entering his first year at Virginia Tech studying Hospitality & Tourism Management.
The VHTAEF is hosting its Third Annual Cornhole for Colleges fundraiser on October 1 in Sterling, Virginia to raise additional dollars for its scholarship program.
To learn more about the Education Foundation or the fundraiser, visit VHTA.org.
About Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association
The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association is the only unified voice for the restaurant, lodging, travel and
hospitality suppliers associations. VHTA creates value for members by promoting the legislative interests of the industry, networking, educational opportunities, and protecting free enterprise. Inquiries about membership and VHTA services should be directed to VHTA at (804) 288-3065 or VHTA.org.
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