2015 IHLAEF Scholarship Applications are now being accepted. Download the appropriate form below to apply.
The application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Please visit www.ahlef.org for national hospitality scholarships.
The Educational Foundation Signature Scholarships:
Each year, IHLAEF awards academic scholarships to deserving Illinois college students pursuing hospitality management degrees throughout the country. The Educational Foundation Board of Trustees reviews all applications and determines the amount of scholarships to be awarded. Scholarships are available in amounts ranging from $2,000 up to $5,000 per academic year.
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.
Chicagoland Marriott Hotels Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional Chicagoland or Illinois student who demonstrates a passion for their future hospitality career in honor of Marriott’s core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world.
Additional scholarships will be awarded to eligible students starting from $2,000.