California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation Awards Over $20,000 in Scholarships & Industry Support

California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation

Sacramento, CA – The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) announced ten scholarship award recipients. These scholarships, along with the sponsorship of the Hospitality Conference geared towards students’ continued education in the hospitality industry, total $22,500 for this year. 

The award winners of these scholarships are exemplary students and are an asset to our industry. This year’s winners come from the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, San Diego State University, California State University – Long Beach, and Mount San Antonio College.

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

Eva Scattergood  Gabrielle Martorana
Frederick Varias Joelyn Ivankovic
Olaf Sobanski  Mayelli Ramirez
Cassandra Rogers  Brenna Grabowski
Alvina Hinh Rebecca Romero


In addition to these scholarships, CH&LAEF also supported two annual 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.

For more information or to make a contribution, click here or 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 (CABBI)- 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