The School of Hospitality Business scholarship applications are accepted for consideration during spring semester (only) for disbursement the following school year. Seniors can receive scholarships through their graduation semester. To be considered for any and all scholarships, your application must be completed and submitted by the posted deadlines.
Applicants for The School of Hospitality Business scholarships must meet the following criteria as well as any criteria stipulated by the individual scholarship endowment for which they are being considered.
Please note that most scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, financial need, extra-curricular leadership and endowment-specified criteria.
Traveling abroad for your studies? Scholarship amounts vary, but are typically in the $500-$1,000 range.
Please submit your scholarship application form and all required documents by the deadline listed in the application to:
The School of Hospitality Business
Attn: Scholarship Committee
667 N. Shaw Lane (Room 232 Eppley)
East Lansing, MI 48824
There are three different scholarship categories offered:
The scholarship application must be completed to be considered for any scholarships listed within the first two scholarship categories (1 and 2 above). Note that on page five you can indicate specific scholarships that you are interested in receiving. Should the Scholarship Committee determine that you have met the criteria for those specific scholarships, they will select or nominate you as such.
For scholarships listed within the last category (3), please review the criteria and apply on your own.
No. Hospitality business freshmen are welcome to apply.
No. If the specific purpose of the scholarship award is for education abroad, and you did not go, then you forfeit the award.
No. It is best to have the letter sent directly to you, since it is your responsibility to gather all the required materials and turn them in by the deadline.
You may use last year’s letter if you have the same employer.
Get to know your professors by introducing yourself. You will have five weeks from the beginning of the semester to meet the scholarship application deadline.
No. You will need a new faculty recommendation for the current academic year, preferably from a different faculty member.
It is a common business courtesy to write a thank-you letter to acknowledge assistance given you. Doing so builds a good rapport with business leaders and sponsors. Besides, it’s just good manners. In addition, our sponsors read your letters and often comment on them. Sending out a letter that is properly formatted and grammatically correct is a reflection of your high standards and those of The School.