CH&LA Education Foundation
The 2014-15 CH&LAEF Scholarship Cycle is now closed.
The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation provides funding and assistance to California institutions and individuals as well as for related activities which further research and knowledge in the field of hotel management with respect to the lodging, hospitality, and food service industries. In just the past two decades, CH&LA’s Education Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 to the future benefit on the California lodging industry.
Scholarships & Awards
In June of this year, the CH&LA Education Foundation awarded scholarships to 16 recipients. These scholarships, along with the sponsorship of three high school hospitality conferences, geared towards students' continued education in the hospitality industry, total $23,000.
The award recipients of the scholarships have always been exemplary students and employees and are an asset to our industry. This year’s recipients represent students from 9 schools from all over the state: California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, San Diego State University, California State University - Long Beach, California State University - Chico, Cabrillo College, MiraCosta College, Galileo Academy High School, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Cypress College.
The recipients of the the 2014-15 academic year's CH&LA scholarships are:
|CH&LA Education Foundation Donors|
Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship:
Jessica Huang, Galileo Academy of Hospitality/San Francisco State University
Erica Banister, San Jose State University
Kyle Dorley, California State University Long Beach
Guadalupe Escalera, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
Jonathan Joyner, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
Mayelli Ramirez, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
Maria Sendi-Barrett, California State University, Chico
Baris Sever, MiraCosta College
Casey Teague, San Diego State University
Frederick Varias, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
Working Professional Scholarships:
Sharon Bobbitt, CHA, CHRM, Cabrillo College/San Jose State University
Lily Briese, San Diego State University
Fion Hu, San Francisco State University
Matthew Johnson, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
Austin Nguyen, Cypress College
Tra-mi Tran, San Jose State University
In addition to these scholarships, CH&LAEF also supported two annual high school hospitality conferences, where students from high school hospitality programs are provided with information, hands-on tours, and a better understanding of career opportunities in the industry. CH&LA’s Education Foundation is also involved in the continued education of the industry, teachers and instructors of hospitality programs.