2014 College Scholarship Program
Each year the Lodging Association awards a $4,000.00 scholarship to a qualified senior graduating from one of the Florida Keys high schools who enrolls in a college course of studies in the hospitality field. Consideration is also given to students enrolling at Florida Keys Community College who intend to transfer to a hospitality program in the future. To date the Lodging Association has awarded 15 scholarships to recipients from the Florida Keys.
Tourism is our largest industry in the Florida Keys. Becoming involved in hospitality is a great way for our young residents to return to the Keys after college. The lodging industry offers great career opportunities including hotel management, advertising, marketing, accounting, and food and beverages operations positions.
process is relatively simple involving letters of recommendation & college acceptance, a high school transcript (or college transcript for FKCC students) and a short essay as to why the applicant is planning to pursue hospitality studies in college. The scholarship funds are dispensed annually over the four years as long as the student continues to be enrolled in the college's hospitality program and maintains a 2.5 or better grade point average.
The scholarship is funded through the Association's Annual Golf Tournament.
Application can be downloaded from this site and returned to the office with the accompanying paperwork. The due date for application packages is April 19 th 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact your school's guidance counselor or the Lodging Association if you have any questions.
» Scholarship Information Sheet
» Download the Scholarship Application