CH&LA Education Foundation Awards over $20,000 in Scholarships & Industry Support

Sacramento, CA – The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) announced 14 scholarship award recipients.

Applications were received from students representing colleges from around the state.  The award recipients of these scholarships are exemplary students, most are already working in the industry, and will become assets to the hospitality industry.

The recipients of this year’s CH&LA Education Foundation scholarships are:

Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship:

Jessica Huang, San Francisco State University 

General Scholarships:

Akram Chahin, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

Vanessa Esposito, San Jose State University

Baltazar Gutierrez, California State University – Long Beach

Manuel Hernandez, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

Alexa Hill, San Diego State University

Olivia Hoggatt, California State University – Chico

Alyssa Kawasaki, California State University – Long Beach

Cris-ann Lizardo, San Jose State University

Jazmin Martinez, Monterey Peninsula College

Austin Nguyen, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

Gregory Papadin, San Diego State University

Maria Razo-Ayon, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

Catilin Van Wagenen, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

For more information or to make a contribution, contact CH&LAEF by calling Susan Ragatz, CH&LA’s Education Director at (916) 554-2678.

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About CH&LA

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its members include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns - California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at www.calodging.com.