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. Please support our efforts to recognize excellence and support the career paths of students with a desire to succeed!

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

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. It will alieviate stress and allow me to focus more on my studies. Thank you so much!

– Krysjen Fang

After receiving the scholarship from the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation I was able to focus on my learning rather than stress about my tuition fees. The generous gift from your society has truly made my school year financially easier. I truly appreciate it and cannot thank you enough.

– Sarah K. Silva


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.


Earning a HARF scholarship distinguishes students and offers 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 and around the world.

Meet this year's Scholarship Awardees


The Alice Statler Library is a resource for students entering the culinary world.

Take a look!

Have what it takes to excel in the restaurant and hospitality industry?

Apply for a HARF scholarship today!

Hospitality & Restaurant Foundation

nurturing the future leaders of the hospitality industry
…because Hospitality is way of life…