HLTA Scholarship Opportunities
The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, through its Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation, sponsors college scholarships for students majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs.
Scholarships for High School Seniors
For the past 13 years, the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association, the Hawai'i State Department of Education, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser have honored one outstanding senior from every public high school throughout the state who best exemplifies citizenship in school and the community with a $1,000 scholarship. Each of these students have given back to make our state a better place and embody the Department of Education's Vision of a Public School Graduate. An additional $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a top senior from each county. Click here for more information.
HLTA Member Scholarship
Under the namesake of the Hawaii Hotel Association, HLTA was incorporated in April of 1947 with 16 hotels. The HLTA has now grown to comprise 700 members, including 168 lodging properties representing over 50,500 rooms. As our President & CEO Mufi Hannemann announced at HLTA's 2016 General Membership Meeting, we are introducing several new scholarships in honor of HLTA's 70th Anniversary, including two $2500 scholarships for an Active and Allied member's immediate relative.
To apply for this scholarship, candidates must send applications to their HLTA member (Please direct employees to the appropriate person/department). Each HLTA member company or property must vet candidates and submit up to two (2) qualified applicants to firstname.lastname@example.org or the HLTA office (2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1702, Honolulu, HI 96815) by April 30, 2018.
Don Ho Legacy Scholarship
Under the namesake of iconic musician Don Ho, an endowment fund was created to present a $1,000 scholarship to a student of native Hawaiian ancestry pursuing music and the arts. This scholarship is a partnership between the Hawai’i Hotel Industry Foundation and the Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation of the Kamehameaha Schools. For information and an application, see www.pauahi.org.
Scholarships for College/University Students
HLTA Hospitality & Tourism Scholarship at Kapiolani Community College
Student must be enrolled full-time at Kapiolani Community College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Kapiolani Community College scholarship office at (808) 734-9716 for information.
Edwin K. Hastings Scholarship
Awarded to the outstanding senior in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management. Contact the Director of Internship & Career Development at (808) 956-4899 for information.
R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship
Student must be a Hawaii resident; enrolled full-time at an accredited university/college in the United States; majoring in hotel/lodging management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Three students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline for applications is JULY 31. Written requests for scholarship applications will be accepted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association beginning February 1. Mail requests to HLTA, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1702, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
Download BOB HOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM (pdf)
Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
Student must be a Hawaii resident; of Hawaiian ancestry; enrolled full-time at an accredited university/college in the United States majoring in hotel/lodging management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Up to two students will be awarded scholarships. Deadline for applications is JULY 31. Written requests for scholarship applications will be accepted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association beginning February 1. Mail requests to HLTA, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1702, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
Download CLEM JUDD JR. APPLICATION INFORMATION (pdf) and CLEM JUDD JR. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (pdf)
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Pouhana Hokele Scholarship
$1,000 – $4,000
Student must be of Hawaiian ancestry and majoring in travel industry management. This award is renewable for up to four years. This scholarship is a partnership between the Hawai’i Hotel Industry Foundation and the Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation of the Kamehameaha Schools. For information and an application, see www.pauahi.org.
Hawaii Women in Lodging Scholarship
Students with the dedication and leadership potential to work toward the standards of excellence displayed in Hawaii’s hospitality, tourism and culinary industries. Applicants must be a resident of Hawaii and a U. S. citizen, accepted by and enrolled in an accredited university or college, a student in good standing and working towards an Associate or Bachelor of Science Degree in a hospitality, tourism or culinary arts program, maintain a minimum 3.0 grade on a 4.0 scale.
Scholarships for Professionals
Engineer's Advisory Council Scholarship
$1,000 to $5,000
Scholarships shall be available to all eligible engineering personnel, technicians, administrators,
managers, and supervisors that are current members of the HLTA Engineers Advisory Council in good standing and have at least 3 years’ experience in the hotel engineering field.
Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the institute (i.e.; college, trade/tech school, or program) of the selected and awarded candidate.
DOWNLOAD ENGINEER'S ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND APPLICATION FORM.