Professional Development Scholarships
Ecolab Professional Development Scholarship
Offered to hospitality professionals seeking certification through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in the following operational areas:
American Express Professional Development Scholarship
Offered for enrollment in any professional certification or distance learning program offered through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
- Must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week at a AH&LA member hotel with at least 12 months' hotel experience.
- If applying for a certification, must qualify for the certification program (qualifications will vary depending upon certification). EI will determine the applicant's eligibility for certification.
To confirm your hotel is an AH&LA member, contact our membership department at (202)-289-3171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships for certification will cover the cost of the certification study guide (if applicable), examination fee, and certification fee. Scholarships for distance learning programs will forward one course at a time. Course completion is required before the next course is sent. AH&LEF will reimburse EI directly for the costs of all professional development scholarships.
Applicants must complete all sections of the AH&LEF Professional Development Scholarship Application (online or download). In order to be considered for an award, applicants must attach/submit the appropriate EI distance learning enrollment form or professional certification form. Applicants will be evaluated according to industry-related work experience; professional, community, and extracurricular activities; and personal attributes, including career goals and their response to the essay question. Scholarships are awarded on a quarterly basis, with application deadline dates of January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applicants will be notified within 30 days after application.
Click here to view the list of 2012 Professional Development Scholarship recipients.