CH&LA Education Foundation
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.
Last year, the CH&LA Education Foundation awarded eleven scholarships. These scholarships, along with the sponsorship of the two high school hospitality conferences, geared towards students' continued education in the hospitality industry, total over $21,000.
The CH&LA Education Foundation held its Annual Auction for Education in April. The auction raised over $20,000 for its scholarship program. Over 120 generous industry supporters, who firmly believe in the development of the next generation of the hospitality industry, donated hotel room nights and packages to make this auction the most successful to date.
The award recipients of the scholarships are exemplary students and employees and are an asset to our industry. Last year’s recipients come from the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University and the Terranea Resort, from which an employee was awarded a working professional scholarship. Award recipients will be recognized at CH&LA’s upcoming Northern & Southern California Hotel & Lodging Conferences.
The recipients of the last year's CH&LA scholarships are:
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San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
In addition to these scholarships, CH&LAEF also supported the annual High School Hospitality Conference and the first annual High School Hospitality Conference in Los Angeles, 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.
The scholarship application process is closed for 2013. For application eligibility and guidelines, please review this PDF.