The West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association Education Foundation is excited to bring you this scholarship opportunity! We believe there is a great future in the Hospitality & Travel industry, particularly here in West Virginia, and we are encouraging the best young people to make that bright future theirs.

The Education Foundation is offering (up to) seven $3,000 scholarships, which will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Applicants must be graduating seniors in a West Virginia high school and possess the following: (1) a strong desire to pursue post- secondary studies in the Hospitality & Travel industry; (2) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; (3) a minimum of 250 hours of Hospitality & Travel related work experience; and (4) proof of completion or enrollment in either the Pro-Start or Lodging Management programs at their high school if applying for the HBA scholarship.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 for the first year of study with the potential of a 50% co-branded match with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF). To be eligible after the first year, the recipients must maintain a 2.75 GPA and be majoring in an appropriate field of study. We are enclosing a few scholarship applications.


WVHTA’s members represent many of the attractions, restaurants, hotels, suppliers, service providers and employers that contribute $3.9 billion dollars to West Virginia’s economy annually.  WVHTA represents these members to state government and is their connection to similar organizations nationwide. Through the association’s work, members come together to maintain a strong, united voice dedicated to promoting and supporting hospitality and travel in West Virginia

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