Hospitality Scholarships

Funding opportunities for hospitality management students are available.
Students may apply for multiple opportunities as long as eligibility requirements are met. Hospitality students will be notified of new scholarship opportunities as they become available on the website.

How to Apply for Scholarships

  • Go to the FIU AcademicWorks website.
  • Sign in with your MyAccounts username and password.
  • Complete the general application.
  • Select the Opportunities tab and select Ours. All available scholarships will be displayed.
  • Apply to all appropriate opportunities.
  • Tip: A simple way to find all Chaplin School scholarships is to type “hospitality” in the search bar on the FIU AcademicWorks website.


Completed applications are due on the FIU AcademicWorks website by the second Friday of the semester for which you are applying.


For more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Cazimir
Scholarship Coordinator

Kathie Alexander
Director, Budget and Human Resources


The Chaplin School has affiliations with a variety of external funding organizations within the hospitality industry. Students will receive notices about these scholarship opportunities as they become available through their FIU student e-mail. Notices will also be available at the administration office HM 210.


The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has been working with accredited universities around the globe to offer a unique program to fourth-year undergraduates and recent university graduates interested in pursuing a career in the business travel industry. Thanks to funding from BCD Travel, up to three Fellowship winners will be invited to participate in ACTE’s 2015 Around the World program — a six-week immersion learning program that leads to a six-month management development program with BCD Travel, and the potential for permanent employment.

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Undergraduate or graduate students studying Hospitality and/or Tourism Management are eligible for a scholarship of up to U.S. $2,500 in matching funds that will be sustained over the degree program chosen if G.P.A. is maintained, academic goals reached, continuous enrollment and financial need continues.

The scholarship accepts applications between January and March of every year.

Contact Information:

Scholarships in the form of tuition waivers and stipends are available to quali¬fied Latin American and Caribbean graduate students. The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship offers a limited number of tuition waivers to eligible students.

Eligible students:

  • Citizens from the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman, Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, U.K. Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • An international graduate student with a F1 or J1 Visa (Student Visa)
  • A student fully admitted to an MS or PhD program under existing criteria for the graduate program
  • A student with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

Other minimum eligibility criteria are:

  • Surpassing the minimum admission requirements of the degree program;
  • Maintaining an overall graduate G.P.A. of 3.0; and
  • Maintaining full-time enrollment status (9 or more hours per semester as specified by the academic unit for graduate students)

Send completed application to:
Division of External Programs
10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33174
phone: 305.348.1949
fax: 305.348.1934

The Mary Tabacchi Scholarship was created in 2006 through the International SPA Association Foundation and is named in honor of industry pioneer and Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D.  Students interested in a spa management-related career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2014.

Recipients receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition reimbursement.

  • Complimentary registration and travel expense stipend for the annual ISPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The recipient will be assigned a one-year mentor from the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • A complimentary, one-year ISPA Student Membership.


Please carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the application.  A selection committee will review applications based on the following requirements.

Desired applicant:

  1. will be a junior, senior or grad student in the upcoming school year, enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program of a related discipline, i.e. business, health science, hospitality or spa management, and pursuing a spa management/spa leadership/spa entrepreneurial-related career.  Please note, seniors applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in classes for the fall 2014 semester to be eligible.
  2. has completed or is enrolled in courses with a strong emphasis in business, management, analytics and/or entrepreneurship.
  3. has a minimum GPA (or international equivalent) of 3.0.
  4. has completed/is currently completing a spa-related internship/externship or has conducted/currently conducting a project, paper, research initiative, etc. that has a demonstrated focus on the spa industry and can provide details of the skills and experiences gained during said internship/externship or project/paper/research initiative in his/her resume.
  5. is involved in on- or off-campus organizations or clubs and demonstrates leadership roles held in such organizations or clubs.
  6. submits the following required materials no later than April 30, 2014:
    • a completed scholarship application including detailed responses to Section 3 Essay Questions;
    • original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and current GPA (or international equivalent);
    • two reference letters;
    • a professional resume.

* Applications received later than April 30, 2015 will not be considered. If you have questions regarding eligibility contact To learn more about this opportunity, visit the scholarship website.

Scholarships are awarded annually based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the hospitality industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)
  • U.S. citizens, permanent resident or international students are eligible
  • Application requires an official transcript

Criteria and/or requirements may differ based on specific scholarships offered by this organization. Detailed information on scholarships offered by NEWH is offered on the website.

Send completed application to:
c/o Natalia Chinea
2200 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33137
phone: 305.763.1262


  • Must be a full-time student in the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (undergraduate:  minimum 12 credit hours, graduate: minimum 9 credit hours).
  • Must have a 3.0 or better overall GPA ( which MUST be maintained)
  • U.S. citizen

Scholarship awards: $500 to $6500 annually.  The award amounts are based upon financial need, other financial support, references and application qualifications/ratings.

Submit completed, typed application by e-mail to:
Stassa E. Warren, Administrative Manager
phone: (813) 810-1641

Official transcripts must be mailed to:
Attn: Stassa E. Warren
Tampa Bay Hospitality Alliance, Inc.
3016 Landmark Blvd. # 401
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Tourism Cares awards up to 59 Academic Scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 from $5,000, for a total of more than $70,000 The Academic Scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality related programs of study at accredited schools within the U.S. and Canada.

General Application Criteria for all Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada (exception: graduate research scholarships are international)
  • Full or part-time student enrolled in a travel, tourism or hospitality related program of study
  • Enrolled in the fall semester of a two or four year university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Cumulative or overall minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Upperclassemen: sophomores, juniors or seniors, graduate level students (with the exception of the 2 High School Scholarships)

Send completed application to:
Tourism Cares Scholarship Department
275 Turnpike St., Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021

Apply directly to the organization using the contact information provided to be considered for an external scholarship.


For assistance, please contact:

Gabrielle Cazimir
Scholarship Coordinator

Kathie Alexander
Director, Budget and Human Resources

Application Process

Students must complete the teaching assistant application form. The class for which the student will be an assistant must be indicated and the professor of that class must sign the application form in the spaces provided. The professor’s signature is an indication of his/her approval of this student. Qualified students are those who have a cumulative FIU G.P.A. of 3.0 or above, and have received a grade of ‘B’ or better in the class for which they would be an assistant.



For more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Cazimir
Scholarship Coordinator

Kathie Alexander
Director, Budget and Human Resources


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