The Foundation endeavors to identify and reward the best and brightest of the hospitality and tourism industry’s next generation of leaders. To do so, twice each year it asks students meeting certain basic requirements to complete and submit an application and other required information, write a short essay, and, if selected, appear before an industry interview panel.
Basic requirements to apply for a HARF scholarship are:
How to apply for a HARF scholarship:
Applications must be received by February 22, 2013 to be considered.
The scholarship process
All communications between the Foundation and the student concerning the scholarship process will be via e-mail.
Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of their interview. In some instances, the interview will be held at the applicant’s school, otherwise at a local hotel.
Interviews will be conducted by a panel of two hospitality industry leaders. Applicants will be judged on leadership capabilities, industry experience, extra-curricular activities (4-year school students), clarity of personal and career goals, and both written and verbal communication skills.
Not all persons selected to be interviewed will receive a scholarship. Those that are awarded a scholarship will be notified via e-mail. Scholarships are awarded on a semester or quarterly basis during the school year. Payments will be made when evidence of current registration in the applicable semester or quarter of at least 12 units has been received by the Foundation.
HARF scholarship recipients will be introduced to donors and the industry at an awards event to be held in San Francisco in either September or October.
For more information please visit Scholarship's FAQ section.