The 2014 IHLAEF scholarship application period is now closed.
Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available in January.
Please visit www.ahlef.org for national hospitality scholarships.
The Educational Foundation Signature Scholarships:
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) Hotel Member Employees and hospitality management students can be awarded $1,000 to $5,000 for college, whether they're already enrolled or are on their way.
Hostmark Hospitality Group, Robert J. Cataldo Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student for their academic year in honor of the continued dedication to our industry by "Bob" Cataldo of Hostmark Hospitality Group, an award-winning independent hospitality company.
J. Patrick Leahy Connoisseur Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student who demonstrates a passion for food and beverage and making the hotel industry their career of choice in the legacy of "Pat" Leahy.
Gerald J. Roper Scholarship
A minimum of a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates a passion for their future hospitality career in honor of the dedication to our industry by “Jerry” Roper, longtime President & CEO at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Richard B. Guggenheim Memorial Scholarship
A minimum of a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates their enthusiasm, tenacity, and creativity for the hotel industry in the spirit of "Dick" Guggenheim.
Additional scholarships will be awarded to eligible students starting from $1,000.