The Hotel and Restaurant Foundation is one of the oldest and largest hospitality scholarship granting organizations in the country. Since 1948, the Foundation has granted thousands of merit-based scholarships.

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The Hotel and Restaurant Foundation has provided me with an opportunity to dig deeper in to the hospitality industry. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to show I can be a future leader. I am beyond honored to accept this award.

– Sandra Lara


After receiving my scholarship, I was able to focus on my learning rather than stress about my tuition fees. The generous gift  has made my school year easier financially. I cannot thank you enough.

– Sarah K. Silva


I am currently taking a full course load and working so that I can pay for tuition and provide for myself. The HARF scholarship will greatly help me with my financial burden. Thank you so much!

– Krysjen Fang


The most I got out of the scholarship was the experience itself. It allowed me to meet and share time with leaders of the hospitality industry. The opportunity to talk with different hotel leaders gave me a clearer idea of what path I wanted to take in the industry.

– Renzo Mori


The Hotel and Restaurant Foundation (HARF) exists to raise money within the hospitality industry to promote and support hospitality management and culinary arts education through the granting of scholarships and funds for program enrichment.


HARF scholarships distinguish students and offer a unique career advantage.


HARF scholarships are merit-based financial accolades that award emerging leaders in California’s hospitality industry.


HARF is based in San Francisco, California, but offers scholarships to students throughout the state.

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