The HSMAI Foundation, which has been providing scholarships to students pursuing a career in hospitality since 1983, awards several Experiential Scholarships to full-time students in the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Candidate category. These scholarships, sponsored by IHG and ACCOR, are provided to allow selected applicants to attend HSMAI educational events and conferences. Transportation, hotel accommodations, and conference registration are paid to enable awardees to “join the business” by attending educational sessions and networking with hundreds of hotel professionals in highly valued forums on marketing, revenue management, and leadership.
Applications are sent each year to HSMAI member students and faculty before our Digital Marketing Conference, usually in February, our ROC (Revenue Optimization) Conference in June, and HSMAI’s Leadership Conference (date varies) with leaders from all HSMAI’s chapters.
Applications require a statement from the student on why they would like to participate in the particular conference and must also include a current resume and references.
Graduate students are also considered for the HSMAI Foundation Mike Dimond Scholarship, which was established in 2013 to carry on the legacy of this hospitality sales and marketing giant who passed away in 2008.
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