2018 SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL APPLICATION

The hospitality industry needs future leaders.

The purpose of our scholarship is to financially assist Illinois residents who have demonstrated a desire to make the hotel and hospitality industry a career. Scholarships may be available in amounts ranging from $2,000* up to $5,000 per academic year. This application will be considered for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each student applicant must comply with the eligibility and selection criteria and requirements of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (IHLAEF) Scholarship Program. Winners of named awards will not be eligible for the same the following year.

*Community college students may receive a minimum scholarship amount of $1,000.

We wish you the greatest success in achieving your academic and career goals.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE IF:

You are an undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) in an accredited college or university hotel and/or hospitality degree granting management program anywhere in the U.S.
OR
You are an undergraduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester in an accredited college or university hotel and/or hospitality management degree granting program and are also employed a minimum of 20 hours per week in the hospitality industry.
AND
You are a previous scholarship recipient. However, scholarship awards are for one year only. You must reapply on an annual basis.
AND
You are a permanent resident of Illinois and a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident for at least 12 months at the time of application.

THE SELECTION CRITERIA REQUIRES:

Please Note:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 10, 2018

ENCLOSURES:

Please include the following enclosures to ensure your application is deemed complete:

  1. A typed essay answering 1: How has the IHLAEF scholarship you received last year helped you reach your goals in the hotel and/or hospitality industry? 2: What are you doing to advance your future in the hotel industry?
  2. One letter of recommendation from an education professional, a current or former employer or industry professional.
  3. Current official college transcripts.

Applications must be fully complete and postmarked by May 10, 2018.

Incomplete applications will not be submitted for judging. The awarding of scholarships is the sole discretion of the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Preference is given to those candidates who are interested in careers in the hotel industry.

Please upload enclosures OR submit to:

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Attn: Karrie Teel, Director of Education
27 E. Monroe St. | Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
KTeel@IllinoisHotels.org | 312-346-3135 x233

YOUR INFORMATION



(SOCIAL SECURITY # will be required at the time of award processing if selected.)

First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

Permanent Address:

City:

State:


Zip Code:

Phone:

Cell:

Email:

PARENT / GUARDIAN INFORMATION


Full Name:

Address:

City:

State:


Zip Code:

Phone:

Email:

ACADEMIC INFORMATION


Your School Address:

Your School City:

Your School State:


Your School Zip Code:

Name of College or University:
  Accepted Enrolled

Grade Level Entering in Fall:


Major/Program:
  Accepted Enrolled

Will you be enrolled in school full time?
(A minimum of 12 credit hours is considered full time)
  Yes No


If No, # of Work Hours per Week:

If No, # of Credits:

Current Grade Point Average: (Fill in whichever is applicable)
High School:
College:

Anticipated College Graduation Date:

Incoming Seniors ONLY, Number of semesters remaining:


FINANCIAL NEED



Failure to provide all the information requested in this section may result in disqualification of your application.

Please state the amounts for your anticipated school year:

ESTIMATED COSTS PER YEAR:

Cost of Tuition: $

Books: $

Fees: $

Room & Board: $

Approx Miscellaneous Costs: $

Costs TOTAL: $


SUPPORT FROM OTHER SOURCES:



Other Scholarships: $

Earnings: $

Other Sources of Aid: $

Other Sources TOTAL: $


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY



Describe your work experience. Indicate company, position, dates of employment, approximate number of hours worked each week, and approximate income per hour. List your current job first.

Jobs: (one per line)


EXTRACURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT



List all school, community, and volunteer activities in which you have participated. Indicate activities, awards & honors, and offices held, and number of years for each.

Activities: (one per line)


ENCLOSURES



Attach for upload each of the required enclosures here. Documents must be in MS Word or PDF formats.

Enclosure 1:

Enclosure 2:

Enclosure 3:

Enclosure 4:

Enclosure 5:


Human Validation:

In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I agree to provide proof of the information that I have given on this form.









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